Fenton, MI (April 1, 2019)
Old man winter is moving out and springtime harmonies are in the air. The Fenton
Community Orchestra (FCO) presents its 9th annual spring concert at 7:30 pm on April 26 & 27 at the Fenton High School Ruby F. Zima Auditorium. The two-night concert will feature four ensembles: FCO’s Symphony Orchestra and the Fenton Jazz Orchestra is under the direction by Andrew Perkins; FCO’s Simply Strings is directed by Jane Ball; and
Wind Ensemble is directed by Joshua Tobias.
The FCO Symphony Orchestra and Fenton Jazz Orchestra will perform on both nights with FCO Simply Strings playing on Friday and Wind Ensemble playing on Saturday. “We have some fantastic literature in our repertoire this spring,” said FCO Music Director Andrew
Perkins. “I’m particularly enthusiastic about the Brahms Academic Festival Overture and the Saint-Saëns March Militaire. They are both masterful examples of colorful orchestration, thematic development and simply beautiful, exciting music. Additionally, we’re joining the many orchestras around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth by performing selections from West Side Story. It will be a concert you don’t want to miss!”
About the Fenton Community Orchestra
The FCO is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. The FCO is a community-supported orchestra that provides a place for musicians of all ages to connect through music by offering an educational and entertaining music program for its members and audiences. The FCO is under the artistic direction of Mr. Andrew Perkins, Director of Instrumental Music for Fenton Area Public Schools and is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
The FCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. To make a donation and learn more about the Fenton Community Orchestra, visit: www.fentoncommunityorchestra.org