Thursday, October 27, 2011

YS Chamber Orchestra and Triple Helix

James Johnston directs another Yellow Springs music event! A renowned piano trio and local musicians present a varied program of familiar hits and an unusual new work.

The Chamber Orchestra collaborates with guest artists Triple Helix in Beethoven's Triple Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra. Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 features the Orchestra. The Community Chorus sings with Triple Helix in Yo-Hui Chang's It Is An Illusion You Were Ever Free, the regional premiere of a 2010 piece first performed last year, with text by Frank Bidart. The music is accessible, by turns lyrical and jazzy.

The performance is Saturday November 5 at 7:30, at the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs. Admission is $10 at the door ($5 for students), which supports the continued performances of ensembles of Yellow Springs Community Music (the Community Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, and Community Band).