Orchestra gets by with help from friends
By Angelica Ingram
Published May 19, 2016
It will be an evening celebrating friendships at the upcoming Highlands Chamber Orchestra performance on Saturday, May 28, at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion.
The orchestra, which is in its fifth year, performs two shows a year, said member Bethany Houghton.
Now about 40 members strong, the orchestra will feature a number of soloists at the upcoming show, including Deanna Hawley playing a clarinet concerto, Tom Regina performing Chaminade’s flute concertino and Luba Cargill playing a violin piece.
To highlight the solo acts, this concert is called Among Friends and will be conducted by Dan Manley.
Houghton, a violinist, is looking forward to the show, in particular a number from a famous Disney film.
“This concert we’re going to be playing one of my favourite pieces, I’m so excited about being able to play it,” she said. “It’s Night on Bald Mountain and if anyone’s ever seen Fantasia, the movie, it’s the one where the mountain opens up and there’s all these ghouls and ghosts bouncing around.”
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person, or $20 for an adult and child under 16.
They can be purchased at Cranberry Cottage in Haliburton, Pharmasave in Minden or from any orchestra member.