Sangamon Valley Community Orchestra
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SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield Community
Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Haglund, will begin
rehearsals this week for the 2006-2007 season. The group is open to
any adult who plays an orchestral instrument. There will be no
auditions, and community musicians of all skill levels are
encouraged to participate. The first rehearsal is from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the Hoogland Center for the Performing Arts, 420 S.
The inaugural season of the
Community Orchestra, 2005-2006, included a performance featuring
Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World" (2nd and 4th movements), Howard
Hanson's "Nordic" Symphony (2nd movement), Mendelssohn's Chorale
from Symphony No. 5 "Reformation," Borodine's "Steps of Central
Asia," Leroy Anderson's "Song of the Bells," Mozart's Aria from "Don
Giovanni" and "Laurie's Song" from Aaron Copland's "Tender Land."
There is no charge to participate in the community orchestra.
Donations will be accepted to offset the costs of the rehearsal
space and conductor.
For more information on the community orchestra or how to become
a member please call Richard Haglund, music director, at
217-753-8000 or e-mail questions to