Symphony prepares for April concert

Beethoven’s Symphony in C Minor, (better known as “Beethoven’s Fifth”), the William Tell Overture, and the New World Symphony are only a few of the pieces that will be presented this year by Eunice’s Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra, founded in 2001, presented its first concert in 2002. This year marks the seventh year of the orchestra’s existence, and it has grown in leaps and bounds.

When founded, the symphony had about 35 members; this year’s orchestra has between 65 and 70.

For the first time, nearly every instrument is represented in the group this year, allowing the symphony to expand its repertoire considerably. The group is applying its talents to more of the classics, as well as several lighter pieces. As usual, several surprises are being planned for the audience.

Members will converge this year from Eunice and the surrounding areas. Several will come in from Texas, three from Arkansas, and there will be a visiting flautist from Brooklyn, N.Y.

All musicians, as well as the conductor, Nancy Simon of Eunice, volunteer their time and energies to make a success of this musical venture. There are no membership fees, and musicians who are able to play the orchestra’s music are invited to be part of this musically progressive organization.

This year’s concert will be on Saturday, April 12 at Eunice High School’s auditorium, Tickets are $5, with children under 6 admitted free.

Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the symphony’s headquarters at 457-8151 or may be obtained at the door. For more information, phone 457-8151.

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