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Youth orchestra to perform at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Staff reports

The Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Price, conductor, will appear in Carson Valley on Saturday evening, Nov. 4.

The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Cafetorium, 71 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville, and is sponsored by the Sierra Philharmonic League, Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and the Carson Valley Violin School.

Tickets are $5 for a single admission and $8 for a family. All proceeds from ticket sales will remain in the community to benefit school music programs. The program will include Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld,” Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite,” Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance #7,” Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dance” and conclude with William’s “Raiders March” from the movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Membership in the 80-piece youth orchestra is by audition and includes students from Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon and the Minden-Gardnerville area as well as several adjacent California communities. Although orchestral string instruments are not taught in Douglas County Schools, Carson Valley is well represented, with nearly 15 percent of the violin and viola section being students or graduates of the Carson Valley Violin School.

Rachael Gero, a senior at Douglas High, is the newest member of the local contingent which includes Concert Master Rose Barrett, violinists Andrew McIntosh and Katie LaPointe and violist Anne Ristorcelli.

Further information may be obtained by phoning 267-3495 or 267-2314.