WHS orchestras to perform Oct. 22
by Staff Reports
The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stamitz and Handel and will open with an honors orchestra performance of the Autumn Concerto from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
That opening performance will feature conductor Will Selle as violin soloist. Selle has served as conductor and music director of the WHS orchestra programs since 2008, and this is his first solo performance with the group.
Selle also will conduct the honors orchestra, followed by the WHS intermediate orchestra and the combined orchestras.
The honors orchestra also will perform Carl Stamitz’s Flute Concerto in G Major, featuring flutists Akal Dev Sharonne. Sharonne has received many accolades for her work across the U.S. and western Europe. She has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Pops, has performed as a chamber musician in Carnegie Hall and was part of North Carolina’s Visiting Artist Program for three years, bringing her art to underserved audiences in schools, nursing homes, prisons and other settings.
Her forthcoming CD “Out of the Ashes” celebrates the healing power of music.
The concert is free.