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"Bach To Basics"    

One of the final performances of the summer season is the PICNIC POPS SERIES of the Melbourne Community Orchestra. BACH TO BASICS is the theme of the concert being presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8 and 9 in the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 East Hibiscus Blvd.

Six years ago the Orchestra Board decided to do something different, so the Picnic Pops Concerts were created. Lighter music is performed in an insect-free, rain-safe, non-smoking and air conditioned environment where entire families as well as singles and couples lay back and enjoy their picnic dinners and listen to a program designed to please all tastes. No alcoholic beverages, please.

Conductor Maestro Witold Dobrzynski chose to add several classics to the program. They are Gluckís overture to an opera Iphigenia in Aulis and Bachís Double Concerto for Two Violins and String Ensemble in D minor.  Performing the Double Concerto are two young ladies brought from Chicago by the Maestro. 

The rest of the program includes pop selections such as Henry Manciniís Pink Panther and Moon River, Night and Day by Cole Porter, a medley of Sinatraís songs in a Salute to Olí Blue Eyes plus Alfie, Lady of Spain, Merry Widow Waltz and Take me Home Country Roads..

Admission is free but tickets are required. Call 752-7955 for ticket outlets and information. Concessions will have ice, drinks and snacks.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Iphigenia in Aulis Overture ~ C. Gluck

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Double Concerto in D Minor ~ J.S. Bach
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Violin Soloists:  Emily and Caitlin Ondracek

 

Emily Ondracek is 19 years old and will soon be attending the Julliard School of Music to pursue a degree in violin performance. She has won numerous orchestral positions including concertmaster of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Encore Chamber Orchestra. She soloed with the Chicago Symphony at age 8. She is spending the summer working as a violin and swim instructor and lifeguarding with her sister.  

Caitlin Ondracek is 16 years old, is home schooled and will be attending her third year in part time classes at the Joliet Community College. She began playing the violin at age 2 1/2 with the Aurora Suzuki Violins. She is in her fourth year with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and toured Eastern Europe in 1999 with the orchestra. She is currently the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and enjoys playing chamber music. Diversion comes from reading, writing, swimming and running. Her future plans include study in biology and genetics.

Space Coast Press Release July 26, 2001 ~ Robert Bauer

Intermission

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Lady of Spain ~ T. Evans

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Moon River ~ H. Mancini

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The Pink Panther ~ H. Mancini

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Alfie ~ B. Bacharach

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MCO President's Message ~  Loretta Vargas-Betancourt

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Merry Widow Waltz ~ F. LeHar

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Night And Day ~ C. Porter

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Take Me Home Country Roads ~ J. Denver

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Salute To Ol' Blue Eyes ~ J. Moss

Announcer, Mark Pence

Sound System, Alex Jevitt

 

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