The school district will hold three orchestra concerts at the Performing Arts Center over the next three weeks.
On May 13, the Philomusica will headline with the elementary orchestras in their annual spring concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. fourth- and fifth-graders will show off what they have learned this year and then Philomusica will play some of their regular outside-the-box fare.
On May 23, the Cardinal Orchestra will join middle school orchestras from Kromrey and Glacier Creek for a Spring Concert that also begins at 7 p.m. The theme for the middle school ensembles is "International Music" and that theme also reflects the final work, a combined piece with all eighth-graders and the Cardinal Orchestra.
Finally, on May 30 the MHS Orchestra presents their annual "Almost Summer" Concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. All MHS orchestra musicians will take part, although the heavy lifting will be done by the Symphony.
Featured on the program are three major works: The Bloch Concerto Grosso with guest pianist Thomas Kasdorf; the lush Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, featuring the Ancora String Quartet and side-by-side guest musicians from the Middleton Community Orchestra; and selections from Orff's epic Carmina Burana featuring the MHS Concert Choir.
Also on the program are the annual Senior Recognition and a piece with MHS Orchestra alumni.
A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public.