A free concert open to the public will be given by the Cumberland Valley School of Music String Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Location of the event is the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus. Audience members will not only hear “famous and well-known” orchestral arrangements as usual during a concert, according to Director Herman Hopple. All attending will also have a chance to increase their musical knowledge, he added.
During a section of the concert that Hopple compiled, called “Music History 101,” listeners will first hear short sections of several famous pieces, and then be given an opportunity to note the composer of each. Herman said that he will “not leave the audience in suspense” too long, but will reveal the correct composer names. In addition to the fun quiz, the orchestra will perform three full pieces.
Hopple selected the following additional pieces: “Da Chiesa Sonata,” by Giuseppe Torelli, arranged by David A. Gordon; “The Lost Chord,” by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Albert Wier; and “Cordoba Paso-doble” by Vicente Lozano, arranged by M. Hirschfeld.
Orchestra members gather twice each year to rehearse and present two free concerts. About 30 string musicians from the Chambersburg area are coming together to be this season’s performers. Many of the musicians return biannually to perform with the group. New members are welcome to join the group. Any string player interested is asked to contact the school at (717)-261-1220 for more information.
Hopple provides double bass and electric bass instructions at CVSM. A former public school string teacher and orchestra director, he has experience in teaching all ages of students.
Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is in its 27th year and s committed to creating a musical community where high quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes. Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs open to young musicians in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown areas. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.
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