Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra to present third annual Family
Concert on Saturday
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The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra will
present its third annual
Family Concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the
Decatur Civic Center Auditorium. The concert is called "The
Orchestra's Greatest Hits" and will feature almost a dozen separate
short, familiar works, ranging from the "William Tell Overture" to
the "Russian Dance" from "The Nutcracker" to Sousa's "Stars and
One of the works, "Night Soliloquy," will feature a solo
performance by the orchestra's principal flutist, Laurie Glencross.
Other works on the program are Bizet's "Farandole," Grieg's
"Morning" and "In the Hall of the Mountain King," Copland's
"Variations on a Shaker Melody" and "Hoe-Down," Brahms' "Hungarian
Dance No. 5," and Offenbach's "Can-Can."
The one-hour concert is free and open to the public; parking is
Prior to the concert, there will be an "instrument petting zoo"
at 1 p.m., when children can try out the various instruments of the
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"The concert is designed for families with elementary school-age
children, but everyone will love it," says Dr. Michael Luxner,
conductor of the MDSO. "These are the classical pieces that everyone
has always known and can sing along with, without even knowing that
Concerts of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra are partially
supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency,
and the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur.
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