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The Sam Houston State University Chamber Orchestra

Orchestra to Benefit
Town Theatre

The Sam Houston State University Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Carol Smith, will hit the road for concerts Monday (May 14) and Tuesday (May 15) and return for a Town Theatre benefit Tuesday evening.

The Chamber Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. May 14 for schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district, including Newman Smith, R. L. Turner and Creekview high schools.

At 11:30 a.m. May 15 they will perform at Bryan High School, and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall on the SHSU campus, where light desserts and punch/coffee will be served, with a minimum admission of $10 per person.

Gene Myrick, Old Town Theatre board president, calls the benefit "Pulling Strings for the Old Town Theatre."

The concerts will feature composers J. S. Bach, Edward Elgar, Francis L. Feese, Vaclav Nelhybel and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Performers will include Andrew and Veronica Wilson in Bach's "Concerto for Two Violins," Michael Ross on violoncello for Bach's "Arioso," and Melissa Scott, graduate assistant in orchestral studies, conducting Elgar's "Serenade for Strings."

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May 8, 2001
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