The North Platte Community College Music Department will host the University of Minnesota Morris Chamber Orchestra on April 13.
The Chamber Orchestra is the primary performance ensemble available to string players at the university. Its visit to North Platte is part of a 2018 Spring Concert Tour, which also includes stops in Aberdeen, S.D., Greeley, Colo. and the orchestra’s hometown of Morris, Minn.
“This project originated with an email between myself and North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston,” said Alexander Corbett, the orchestra director and a violin and viola instructor at the university. “I asked him if he would be interested in having us visit North Platte to perform a concert. With the gracious help of Mayor Livingston, Jim Hawks, Chuck Salestrom, Jennifer Morgan, and many others, we were invited to perform at North Platte Community College.”
Corbett said the concert will begin with “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel. The piece will be followed by two violin concerto movements by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, which will feature violin solos. The program will finish with “Don Quixote Suite” by Georg Philipp Telemann.
“We are delighted to bring our music to such a warm and welcoming community,” Corbett said. “I humbly invite the public to join us for what is sure to be a very special evening.”
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Theater on NPCC’s South Campus. Admission is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up in the Welcome Centers on NPCC’s North and South Campuses.