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The 16th annual Spring Concert of the High Sierra Community Orchestra takes place Sunday, June 3, at the QHS cafeteria in Quincy. The orchestra members, top row from left: Tristan McMichael, Al Herndon, Rodger Lundegard, Warren Grandall, Corbin Korsakov, Cameron Skulley, John Kolb and Tor Murphy. Middle row from left: Christiana Nielson and Sylvia Wood. Bottom row from left: Joel Franck, Scott Lusk, Cristina Weinberg, Judy Buck, Linda Margaretic, Krystina Oravetz, Kiena Rose Van Pelt, Benjamin Heaney, Karen Gimbel, Sarah Korsakov, Joyce Claire, Angelina Wilson and Jacek Van Pelt. Photo submitted

Community orchestra plans 16th annual spring concert

Face the Music Studio and Central Plumas Recreation District are proud to present the 16th annual Spring Concert of the High Sierra Community Orchestra. The local 30-piece Orchestra will be performing on Sunday, June 3, at Quincy Elementary School cafeteria, 246 Alder St., at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

This year’s concert will feature traditional classical pieces, including Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture” and “Soldiers March” from Faust. They will also be playing several “danceable” Latin American pieces and a few show tunes, including selections from the “Wizard of Oz,” “Pirates of the Caribbean Deadman’s Chest” and themes from Harry Potter.

The evening promises to be a wonderful selection of music performed by many of Quincy’s own talented musicians young and old.

Sylvia Wood, a talented young pianist, will be opening the night’s performance with a selection from Felix Mendelssohn.

The orchestra will be serving refreshments during the intermission, including cakes from Blairsden’s Village Bakery, goodies baked by the orchestra members and hot and cold beverages.

According to orchestra conductor Johnene McDonald, this year will feature a new idea to try and raise more contributions for the new music fund. McDonald said, “We will be holding a silent auction for several beautiful flower arrangements designed and arranged by ‘Harmony Blossom Shoppe,’ which is the name I would call my flower shop if I owned one!”

The flower arrangements can be picked up at the end of the intermission or the concert and the proceeds will go toward the new music fund. The Orchestra will also be holding a 50-50 drawing with first- and second-place prizes.

The concert is the orchestra’s annual and only fundraiser for the year. Donations collected will be used to buy new music for the 2018-2019 orchestra season. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children or $25 for a family (two adults and any number of children).

McDonald said, “Please come and enjoy an evening filled with beautiful music by Quincy’s own High Sierra Community Orchestra.”

For more information, call McDonald at 283-1471.

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