• Provided by SWSS
The Southwest Symphony Society orchestra will present its spring concert, “Spring String Event,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Showcase Theater under the direction of Grant Mathews. The talented group of local musicians will play a variety of string music. Refreshments will be served and admission is a free-will donation.
“We always try to make the holiday concert a combination of classical, folk and popular music,” Mathews said. “I think this is a great way to introduce a wide variety of music to both our local musicians and our audience.”
Mathews said he will be stepping down as conductor after this concert due to a busy schedule but plans to continue to play with the orchestra.
The concert will include:
• Russian Sailor Dance by Gliere
• Hungarian Dance by Brahms
• Irish Suite by Leroy Anderson
• Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd's Hey by Grainger
• Fantasy on Simple Gifts – traditional folk song
• Over the Rainbow – dedicated to Liberal's 125th Birthday
• The Tempest by RW Smith
• Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar
• America the Beautiful – the Carmen Dragon arrangement
• Rhosymedre – English folk song
• Blackberry Blossom – featuring violin solo by Chris Seemen
Symphony Society musicians include Chris Seeman, Bethany Adams, Blinda Massa, Nancy Allen, Hope and Hannah Horinek, Amira Coleman, Claire Strachan, Kim Allen, Vicky Calderon, Alisa Henderson, Lydia Augustine, Claire Martin, Cathy Martin, Randy Stewart, Zeb Tiedeman and Dave Kerwood.
The Southwest Symphony Society is a Liberal non-profit organization dedicated to promoting classical and contemporary music in the community utilizing the talents of local and professional musicians. For more information about the concert or the Southwest Symphony Society, call 629-0203.