The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra will conclude its 2018-2019 season with “Spring Soloists and Surprises,” a program celebrating the arrival of spring and thoughts of love on Friday, May 3, in Yachats.
Under the baton of Maestro John Monks, the concert will begin with the uplifting “Fruhlingsstimmen” (Voices of Spring) by Johann Strauss Jr.
Heidi Connolly is featured in Mozart’s stately “Andante in C for Flute and Orchestra” followed by a contemplative “Ancient Echoes of Time” by Douglas Wagner and Gliere’s frenetic “Russian Sailors Dance.” Connolly will then join Suzanne Monks and Sylvia Hartman in the “Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano” by Madeleine Dring.
The first half of the program will conclude with Roger Quilter’s charming, four-movement suite for Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”
The second half opens with the passionate beguine “Temptation” by Freed and Brown, followed by DeVern Pinnock displaying his talents on guitar with “Cynthia’s In Love” and on the banjo with “Banjo Medley.” Other second-half offerings include “Entr’acte — Gavotte” from the opera “Mignon” and a wicked swinging send-up, “Uncle Tom’s Gavotte” by Herb Harrison. The concert will conclude with a performance of “Surprise, Surprise,” adapted by John Monks.
The Friday, May 3, concert will start at 7 pm at Yachats Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th Street, and will be repeated on Sunday, May 5, at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, 3996 Hwy. 101, Florence.
Tickets are $10 for adults; students and children under 10 get in free. For more information, go to OCCOrchestra.org.