Winter Concert 2006 presented at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

The Carson Valley Violin School, in conjunction with Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra will present Winter Concert 2006, 4 p.m. on Sunday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. There is no charge for the performance.

The concert will feature the beginning and intermediate Suzuki Students and the Carson Valley Sinfonia, a 30-piece string orchestra. The Sinfonia's program will include: "March of the Meistersingers," Wagner, arranged by Sandra Dackow; "Checzk Folk Song Suite," arranged by Issac; "Strawberry Jubilee" by John O'Neill; "Country Wedding," Smetana, arranged by Dackow; "Gloria and Alleluia," Saint-Saens, arranged by Isaac and "Highlights from the Sound of Music," a Bruce Chase arrangement of melodies from the musical by Richard Rodgers.

The Carson Valley Violin School was founded by John and Nelle O'Neill in 1992 with a grant from the Carol Franc Buck Foundation of Incline Village and the assistance of the Douglas County School District and Recreation Department. The school, now in its 14th year, offers instruction on all orchestral string instruments to students of all ages. For information on the school or concert, call 267-3495

n The Sierra Philharmonic League is helping to pay for music lessons for three students of the Carson Valley Violin School who will be performing in the concert at Pau-Wau-Lu Middle School on Sunday. This is made possible with funds from a Smallwood Grant.

The league also supports the Reno Philharmonic. A local student who is a member of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Chamber Orchestra has been given assistance to pay for her tuition and travel expenses to Reno for rehearsals and concerts. Earlier in the fall the Sierra Philharmonic League gave a $2,000 grant to "Strings in the Schools," a pilot program of the Carson City Symphony to provide both beginning group violin lessons and an orchestra for young players with some experience, under the direction of teacher, Sue Kitts.


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