Winter concert presented by Sinfonia

Under the sponsorship of Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra and the Carson Valley Violin School, the Carson Valley Sinfonia will present its winter concert at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School on Sunday. The performance will begin at 4 p.m. and is open to the public without charge.

The program will open with the "Polka" from Schwanda, the Bagpiper, by Weinberger and include an arrangement of the first movement of Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto, No. 3," "Bylina" by Michael Reilly and Ilya Levinson and the premiere performance of conductor, John O'Neill's "A Stephen Foster Medley." His "Celtic Suite No. 1," that was written for and first performed by the Sinfonia in April 2004, is being published by TRN Music Publishers and will be distributed nationwide this summer. Finally, several young violinists will join with the orchestra in a performance of music from "The Sound of Music" and "The Wizard of Oz."

The Carson Valley Violin School, now in its 15th year, was founded by John and Nelle O'Neill in 1992 with the help of a grant from the Carol-Franc Buck Foundation, Douglas County Parks & Recreation and the Douglas County School District and offers lessons on orchestral string instruments to students of all ages.

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School is located at 701 Long Valley Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For information on the concert or school, call 267-3495.


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