Delano teacher to be part of orchestra performance

On Saturday, October 29, the Buffalo Community Orchestra will turn up the heat as they take audience members on a musical journey “South of the Border”. Delano musician  playing in the Orchestra will be trumpet player Michael Dailey.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School, following a pre-concert performance by Erin Walsh and her Montrose Suzuki Music students at 7 p.m.

The BCO will be led by newly appointed conductor, Erik Rohde.  Also appearing for the first time is Julia Reeves, the BCO’s new concertmaster.

The orchestra will perform the following pieces during the concert: “The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein; “Huapango” by José Pablo Moncayo; “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Márquez; Selections from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein; “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone and “El Salón México” by Aaron Copland.  Conductor Rohde will discuss the evening’s music in a Conductor Chat at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS Choir Room.

The Halloween-season concert will feature a costume parade of concert-goers and performers that will be held onstage following the intermission, with participants receiving gift coupons donated by Culver’s of Buffalo.  Following the concert, refreshments will be served in the Commons.

Tickets for the event will be available in advance at Buffalo Books and Coffee and at the door on the night of the performance.  The 2011-2012 concert ticket prices are as follows: Adult – $10.00, Seniors – $8.00 and Students – $3.00.  Children age 5 and under are admitted without charge.  Season tickets are also available.  Please visit for more information.

This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, through appropriations from the MN State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and its arts & cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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