North Coast Chamber Orchestra.

North Coast Chamber Orchestra.

The North Coast Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Cory Pederson, will present two concerts and an open rehearsal of Russian classical favorites, “The Mighty Handful.”

The first will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 36335 N. Hwy 101, Nehalem, at 7 p.m.

The second concert is on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St. Astoria, at 3 p.m.

An “open rehearsal” takes place on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Community Church,132 E. Washington, Cannon Beach. Admission is free for this event.

The theme is based upon five specific Russian composers (Balakirev, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Borodin) who, at the time, were considered amateurs, and created a characteristic Russian sound in their music. In their compositions, they tried to incorporate what they heard in village songs, in Cossack and Caucasian dances, in church chants and the tolling of church bells, celebrating the uniqueness of these influences. Each concert will include music from these five nineteenth century composers, whose works have made a lasting contribution to the international culture of classical music.

Admission is $10 adults, $5 students, and children under 12 (with adult supervision) free and concerts are family-friendly.

Visit tnorthoregoncoastsymphony.org for more information. 

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