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Tickets still available for Friends of Music concert

By Staff | Mar 17, 2017

Tickets are still available for the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra’s concert in Shepherdstown on Saturday, Mar. 25. However, seating is limited and those who wish to attend are advised to purchase tickets soon.

The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Entitled “Songs and Dances of Love,” it 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. The orchestra’s Music Director, Jed Gaylin, will conduct.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person. Tickets and Friends’ memberships can be purchased 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.

In addition to on-street parking in the vicinity of the church, free parking will be available at the Bavarian Inn’s upper parking lot, with free shuttle bus service to and from the concert.

To enhance the concert experience, everyone is invited to “Lunch with Friends” at the Bavarian Inn at 12 noon the Friday before the concert, Mar. 24. Here, Music Director Gaylin will preview the concert, offering his insights into the music and the composers. The Friends Guild hosts this event. Tickets, which are sold separately from concert tickets, are $20 per person. All tickets must be prepaid before Mar. 21 so the Bavarian Inn can have accurate meal counts for the lunches. To make a reservation and learn more, contact Betty Lou Bryant at bettylou_bryant@yahoo.com.

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.

For more information contact the Friends at 304-876-5765 or info@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.