The St. Croix Valley Orchestra will be presenting its spring concerts soon in a town near you.
For this concert, about 25 players from Siren to Hugo and Coon Rapids to Turtle Lake will be performing. The chamber orchestra rehearses at the St. Croix Falls high school and is in its 22nd season with director Randolph Elliott of Center City.
Featured works include some of the most beautiful and joyous music ever written for orchestra. The program begins with a collection of European dances from the 15th and 16th centuries, thanks to the treatise of a French priest. Next is Haydn’s London Symphony, so called because it was the last and perhaps best of a dozen he wrote at the height of his fame for the English audiences who so adored him. As is tradition, the show concludes with a concert waltz, Gold and Silver by Franz Lehar, another gem of its era.
Performances will begin with an appearance at Point Pleasant Heights assisted living center in Chisago City on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Weekend concerts will be presented at Hope Evangelical Free Church, north of Osceola, on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Amery on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Spring Lake Lutheran Church, west of North Branch, on Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.
All performances are open to the public by free-will donation, thanks to the generous help of local businesses and individuals. For more details, visit www.scvorchestra.org.