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Fenton Community Orchestra, High School Jazz Orchestra Again Join for Concert

An evening of well-known classical and jazz compositions and arrangements will be performed at the concert.

(Photo courtesy of Fenton Community Orchestra)
(Photo courtesy of Fenton Community Orchestra)

The Fenton Community Orchestra and the Fenton High School Jazz Orchestra will join forces once again to present the fourth annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Fenton High School Auditorium.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.

The program includes well-known classical and jazz compositions and arrangements performed by the Fenton Community Orchestra and the Fenton High School Jazz Band.

Some of the specific works on the program include Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture,” Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Johann Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz,” as well as jazz and pop standards such as Paul Desmond’s “Take Five,” Gerald Marks and Seymour Simon’s “All of Me” and Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”

Both the orchestra and the jazz ensemble are under the direction of Andrew Perkins, director of instrumental music at Fenton High School.

“i’m so pleased and proud that we can offer this kind of opportunity to share the gift of music at a local level,” he said. “The orchestra is truly a wonderful asset ot our community.”

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