Enjoy familiar classical music at the Richmond Community Orchestra concert
RICHMOND, Ind. – Members of the public may recognize several songs that the Richmond Community Orchestra will perform in their concert on Sunday March 4th.
One piece will be listed in the program as Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours”, but it might be better known as “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”, or for its use in “Fantasia” or the “Velveeta commercial” Versus Cheddar “from the 1980s, according to a statement.
Sunday’s free winter classical concert begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Goddard Auditorium at Carpenter Hall at Earlham College, 801 National Road W.
Other works on the program include “Méditation de ‘Thaïs” “by Massenet,” Le Danube bleu “by Strauss,” Symphony No. 8’ Unfinished ‘”by Schubert,” Vocalise “by Rachmaninoff,” The Wedding Day in Troldhaugen “by Grieg and” Crown Imperial Coronation March “by Walton.
All ages are encouraged to enjoy music in a relaxed concert setting.
After the performance, donations of any amount are welcome to support the orchestra’s expenses, which includes its strings initiative program. About 50 local children receive violin lessons and a rental instrument free of charge, thanks to donations and grants the orchestra has received. The after-school program sites currently include Girls Inc., Amigos, Hagerstown Arts Place, and Richmond Friends School.
Membership in the orchestra is free and open to musicians of all ages. Current members range from high school students to those who have already retired. Some are retired music teachers and others played instruments in high school and / or college. The musicians come from several counties, including Wayne and Union in Indiana and Preble and Darke counties in Ohio.
For further information: rcoindiana.org or the Richmond Community Orchestra Facebook page.