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Concordia Orchestra Tour Stops in Grand Forks

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

October 23, 2019

Concordia Orchestra Tour Stops in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a joint concert with the Red River High School Concert Orchestra on October 28 at 7 p.m. in the Red River High School Performance Hall (2211 17th Ave. S).

The concert is sponsored by the Red River High School Orchestra Department and the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras. The concert is open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted.

This concert is part of the orchestra’s 2019 regional tour which also includes stops in Alexandria, Bemidji, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Stillwater, Minn.

The 2019 Concordia Orchestra, conducted by director of orchestral activities, Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, will perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute;” “The Life of King David: Concerto for Marimba” written by Concordia associate professor Russell Peterson and featuring faculty soloist Dr. David P. Eyler, professor of percussion and director of percussion studies; “Dances in the Canebrakes” by Florence B. Price; and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The concert will open with the Red River High School Concert Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Seabloom, performing several pieces, including Antonio Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from “The Four Seasons.” Violinist Abigail Salyers, a 2017 Red River High School graduate and current concertmaster of The Concordia Orchestra, will be featured as the soloist. To conclude the concert, both orchestras will join together for the final two movements from “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky.