In Thursday’s (10/2) Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, North Carolina), an unsigned article previews the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra’s fall concert on October 16, which launches the orchestra’s tenth season. “This event will be at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College.… The program will include Russian Sailor’s Dance from ‘The Red Poppy,’ by Reinhold Gliere (arr. by Merle Isaac), Symphony No. 9 (New World): II. Largo, by Antonin Dvorak (arr. by Jerry Brubaker), Carousel Waltz from ‘Carousel,’ music by Richard Rodgers (arr. by Calvin Custer), Allegretto in G, by James Hook (arr. by Anthony Collins), ‘Colonel Bogey March,’ by Kenneth J. Alford, Variations on a Shaker Melody from ‘Appalachian Spring,’ by Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington! A Medley for Orchestra, by Duke Ellington (arr. by Calvin Custer), Prelude on an Early American Folk Hymn, by Claude T. Smith. Since 2005, the orchestra has served the Sandhills community supporting music appreciation and education. It provides an outlet for approximately 50 volunteer musicians to perform varied programs of orchestral literature. Members include adults and talented college, high school and middle school students.… The Orchestra is a member of the Moore County Arts Council, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce and the League of American Orchestras.”

Posted October 2, 2014