(Modesto, CA) –The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a concert entitled Jaws and Juliet (and Romeo too!) on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East campus. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 general admission and $1 for students and senior citizens.
The concert will open with Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette, made famous as the theme song for Alfred Hitchcock’s television show. The second piece is a tone poem by Tchaikovsky, the Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture. The work uses the full force of a Romantic orchestra, including English Horn. Traveling back to the classical era, the MJC Community Orchestra will conclude the first half of the program with Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, presenting MJC music student Anthony Houth as soloist.
“Houth brings a dazzling energy to every performance,” promises Director of Orchestra Martin.
The second half of the program will conjure images of ogres and sharks with dramatic accelerandos and crescendos in Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King from the Peer Gynt Suite and the terrifying Suite from Jaws by John Williams.
The college invites the community to support orchestra music by attending the performance. For more information contact Professor Anne Martin at (209) 575-6646, or firstname.lastname@example.org.