CHAMBERSBURG—A free concert open to the public will be given by the Cumberland Valley School of Music Community String Orchestra on Tuesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Location of the event is the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus.
The concert will begin with “Hungarian Dance No. 4” by Johannes Brahms. The Hungarian Dances are a spirited and exciting selection.
Deborah Stotelmyer, the orchestra concertmistress, will perform solo selections: the beautiful lyrical “Meditation from Thais” by Jules Massenet and the fiery Gypsy “Czardas” by Vittorio Monti. These pieces include lots of thrilling fiddle action!
Also included in the program is an arrangement of “Danny Boy,’ followed by a Spanish March by Juan Valverde.
“I chose the selections to appeal to both our musicians and our audience,” states the director, Herman Hopple. “It should be a very entertaining program.”
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 to perform with the group and 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 instruction at CVSM. A former public school string teacher and orchestra director, he has experience in teaching all ages of students.