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Northwest Civic Orchestra launches its season Saturday, Oct. 29, at NWC

Posted October 18, 2011
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyo. - Now that the summer intermission is over, the house lights will dim for another season of Northwest Civic Orchestra performances under the baton of conductor Tim Schoessler. This year’s first concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Northwest College.

The evening begins with Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36 in C Major.” Composed in 1783 during a brief stopover with his wife in the town of Linz, Austria, the entire four-movement symphony was written in only four days.

Next on the playlist is Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” a stand-alone piece the composer started in 1830 during a visit to Fingal’s Cave off the coast of Scotland. Its themes allude to the size and majesty of the cave and the rolling waves of the sea. Mendelssohn’s finished work, which premiered in 1832 in London, closes out the first half of the concert.

Following intermission, Bach’s “Piano Concerto in D Major” will fill the hall. Originally scored for harpsichord and strings, this is a reworking of his earlier “Violin Concerto in E Major.”

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