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Northwest Civic Orchestra launches its season Saturday, Nov. 6, at NWC

Posted October 29, 2010

POWELL, Wyo. - The Northwest Civic Orchestra performs for the first time under the baton of new conductor Tim Schoessler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Northwest College.

The concert begins with the overture from Niccolo Piccini’s opera “La Buona Figliuola” (The Good Daughter). Piccini was a popular composer of Italian comic operas in the 18th century. This is considered his most famous and most successful work.

Next on the playlist is the “Prayer of Saint Gregory” by American composer Alan Hovhaness. The orchestra’s long-time principal trumpet, Tom Bibbey, is featured in the solo part.

Gabriel Faure’s “Pelleas et Melisande Suite” closes out the first half of the concert. Composed in 1898, this suite of incidental music features four movements showcasing the quiet beauty and lush compositional techniques typical of French music from this era.

After intermission, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 will fill the hall. Written in 1816 when the composer was 19 years old, the four-movement work starts with an allegro, moving to andante, menuetto and back to an allegro vivace.

Admission is $7; senior citizens pay $5. NWC students and children 12 and under are admitted free.