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Lunch will preview Chamber Orchestra concert

By Staff | Mar 10, 2017

Those attending the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra’s Mar. 25 concert in Shepherdstown will have an opportunity to get a preview of the performance at a luncheon the day before.

The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, Mar. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The luncheon, which is sponsored by the Friends of Music Guild, will be held at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn on Friday, Mar. 24 at 12 noon. The orchestra’s Music Director, Jed Gaylin, will speak, offering his insights into the works that will be performed at the concert.

The entree choices for this luncheon will be boneless chicken breasts, grilled salmon fillet, and vegetarian lasagna. Each lunch will include soup, dessert, assorted breads and butter and coffee and tea.

Tickets for the luncheon are sold separately from concert tickets at a cost of $20 per person. All tickets must be prepaid before Mar. 21 so the Bavarian Inn can have an accurate meal count.

To make a luncheon reservation send a check made out to Friends of Music Guild to Betty Lou Bryant at 38 Juniper Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Be sure to indicate your menu choice. For more information, contact Ms. Bryant at bettylou_bryant@yahoo.com.

The concert will feature three works: Johannes Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes,” Edward Elgar’s Serenade, and the Marimba Concerto No. 1 of Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro. The soloist will be Michelle Humphreys, the Orchestra’s Timpanist and Principal Percussionist.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person ($22.50 before Mar. 12. Tickets and Friends’ memberships can be purchased on the Friends’ website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence.

The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra was established by the Friends in 2007. Gaylin was named Music Director in 2012. He also serves as the Music Director of Baltimore’s Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Atlantic Symphony in New Jersey, and is an Artist in Residence at New Jersey’s Stockton University. Full information about the Friends, the Orchestra, and the concert season is available at www.friendswv.org.

This year’s Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concerts are being supported by a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.