The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra will open its 2018-19 concert season this Friday, Nov. 16, with a program featuring works by immigrants to America and children of those immigrants.

“These new citizen artists took full advantage of the opportunities presented by an accepting America to celebrate the human spirit through music and song,” said orchestra spokesperson Yvonne Coopmans. “Simultaneously. America’s growing global cultural presence enabled them to reach a world population eager to embrace their talents and devotion.”

The first half of the concert will feature selections from orchestral composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Eric Korngold, Victor Herbert, Persy Grainger and Igor Stravinsky, followed by a second half packed with popular favorites from Leroy Anderson, Pete Rugolo, Henry Mancini and brothers George and Ira Gershwin.

The audience will be invited to sing along with Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” to bring the concert to an end.

The concert will begin at 7 pm at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th Street.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Students and children under 10 get in free.

For more information, go to http://OCCOrchestra.org.

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