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Orchestra to perform at First Presbyterian

Published 6:23 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013
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The American Chamber Orchestra will celebrate its 10th year with Music Director Christopher James Hisey with a winter concert on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike.

The concert is the second part of a trilogy tribute commemorating musical high points over the past decade. The program will feature Mozart's "Overture to the Magic Flute," Grondahl's Trombone Concerto with soloist Brian Thacker, Glinka's "Ruslan and Ludmilla" and Mendelssohn's Symphony No.5 -- Reformation.

Hisey, the orchestra's co-founder, is also the music director and conductor of the Civic Orchestra of New Haven and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Symphony and associate conductor for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. He is also on the string faculty of Westport's Greens Farms Academy.

Thacker is an assistant professor of music in music industry studies at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. He has performed as a member of the New Mexico, North Carolina, Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphony orchestras, the University of North Carolina at Greenboro Trombone Ensemble and several jazz, rock and ska bands.

Founded in 2003, the orchestra is comprised of serious musicians and music educators from throughout Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester counties.

Suggested contribution to attend the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for students.

Call 203-255-7661 for information or visit www.americanchamberorchestra.org.