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Chamber Orchestra begins 32nd season

The Prescott Chamber Orchestra's 2015-16 season opens on Friday, Nov. 6 with a performance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane.

Beginning at 7 p.m. the concert features Gary Flowers as principal clarinetist and Le Anne Lawhead as principal flautist along with student musician Emily Nardo, under the direction of Musical Director and Principal Conductor Dr. Phil Kuhns.

According to a release from Joe Cotton, performances featured in the concert include Mozart's "Concerto No. 4 in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra," Saint-Seans' "Trantelle," Debussy's "Petite Suite" and Wiener's "Fasching Overture, Humoreske for Small Orchestra, Op. 5." Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door or online.

However, this is only the beginning of the orchestra's season, the release states.

"Our February concert will feature Dr. James D'Leon, International Steinway Artist and Associate Conductor, performing Chopin's 'Piano Concerto No. 1' and Beethoven's 'Symphony No. 2,'" the release states. "In April, we will be joined by Peter Anderegg, Principal Cellist for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, playing Hyden's 'Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra.'"

April will also see the combining of the Orchestra and the Prescott Chorale under the direction of Dennis Hauser. The groups will perform Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody."

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.prescottstrings.com.

Follow reporter Jason Wheeler on Twitter @PrescottWheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037 or at 928-642-5277.

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