Fenton Community Orchestra to Light Up the Holidays

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Fenton, MI — November 21, 2019

The Fenton Community Orchestra (FCO) invites the community to its 10thseason annual winter concert. The FCO will perform two nights in the Ruby Zima Auditorium at the Fenton High School. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6.

“I’m very much looking forward to our winter concert program,” said Andrew Perkins, FCO
music director, and conductor of the FCO symphony ensemble. “We’re going to be performing a variety of exciting and fantastic literature including the Haydn Cello Concerto in C, Mvt 1. We’ll be featuring a guest artist, Dr. Carrie Pierce from the University of Texas AM Corpus Christi on Cello. We’re also performing Tschaikovsky’s Marche Slav, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium. We invite everyone in the community to join us for an evening of heartwarming and affirming music.”

Andrew Perkins conducting the FCO Symphony / Photo Courtesy of the Fenton Community Orchestra

The FCO’s 10th season is sponsored by Flint Marathon Oil, The Laundry, The State Bank,
Commercial Graphics of Michigan, and Peabody Insurance Inc. The FCO is also supported in part by a matching grant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, a matching grant from Share Art Genesee, distributed by Greater Flint Arts Council, and a grant from the Fenton Community Fund, distributed by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and funded by Florence Michelson Fund, South Lakes Youth Initiative Program Fund, William and Alberta Close Memorial Fund, and the Richard A. Beardsley Memorial Fund.

Jane Ball conducting the FCO Simply Strings / Photo Courtesy of the Fenton Community Orchestra

Admission is free but donations are welcomed. “Donations from individuals and local
businesses directly impacts our ability to leverage and secure matching grants,” said Eric
Szczepanski, FCO chairman of the board. “It allows us to give back to the community through public performances like our annual winter and spring concerts.”

About the Fenton Community Orchestra (FCO)

Founded in 2010, 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 both its members and audience. The FCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. To learn more and support the FCO, visit www.fentonorchestra.org