NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> The commnity is invited to attend an extraordinary evening of music as the Council Rock South Orchestra presents a Farewell Concert on Friday, March 29 prior to the orchestra’s departure on their 2019 European performance tour.

The Farewell Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 2002 Rock Way in Holland. Admission to the concert is free.

The performance will include de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, which features oboist Courtney Korn, pianist Alex Diefes, trumpet player Jacob Stratton, clarinetist Jessica Wang, violist Kellen Shao, cellist Alex Puerto, violinist Lea Wang, flutist Kate VanBilliard, and French hornist Noah Inchausti. Another Spanish piece, “Habanera,” will showcase talented violinist Lea Wang. The upbeat tempo of “Lecuona’s Malaguena” will feature senior French hornist Noah Inchausti. In addition, music from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” will amaze and delight audiences of every age.

Under the direction of Christopher Simon, the 74 high school musicians will then travel to Spain for performances in Sevilla at the Teatro Auditorio Riberas del Guadaiera (April 12), in Granada at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla (April 15), and in Toledo at the Plaza Ayuntamiento (April 17).

Since the CRSO will be representing Pennsylvania and the United States, official proclamations have already been sent to the orchestra from State Senator Robert Tomlinson and Governor Thomas Wolfe. In addition, a representative from the Mayor’s office in Toledo will officially welcome the orchestra at the start of the Toledo concert.

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