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Tappan Middle School Orchestra to perform pre-conference concert Jan. 12

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Following a rigorous application process, the Tappan Middle School 8th grade Concert Orchestra has been selected to perform at the Michigan Music Conference on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

Because many supporters will not be able to travel to Grand Rapids, the orchestra, under the direction of Joseph DeMarsh and Kathleen Ford, will present the full program at a pre-trip concert on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tappan Auditorium.

There is no admission charge for the Ann Arbor performance; the Grand Rapids performance is a ticketed event. (Performers get two tickets; additional can be purchased at www.michiganmusicconference.org).

Ten bands and orchestras were selected to perform at the concert, and Tappan is the only middle school orchestra so recognized this year.

The program includes:

Concertino for String Orchestra………………………………………………..Samuel Adler (1955) I Allegro molto

II Andante
III Allegro con brio

Tibetan Dance (Xiyi Ge)…………………………………………………………..Albert Wang (2008) Danzon Tappan…………………………………………………………………..Jeffrey S. Bishop (2016)

Commissioned by the 2017 Tappan Middle School Concert Orchestra

Sinfonia in G……………………………………………………………………..Elliot A. Del Borgo (1991)

Kathleen Ford, conductor

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss…………………………………………David R. Holsinger (2008)

Concertata………………………………….Arcangelo Corelli, arranged by J. Frederick Müller Allegro

Andante
Allegro
Andante Maestoso

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