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Orchestra concerts set

Members of the Crescent City Preparatory Orchestra practice.
Members of the Crescent City Preparatory Orchestra practice. Submitted photo
Concert-goers will receive an extra treat during the upcoming spring concerts of the Curry-Del Norte Orchestra.

Two preparatory orchestras — the Crescent City Preparatory Orchestra and Azalea Middle School Orchestra — will join the larger orchestra on two pieces in the concerts to be performed in Crescent City (Sunday), Brookings (Monday) and Gold Beach (Saturday).

The Crescent City concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road. 

The Brookings concert is at 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St.

The Gold Beach concert will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 94150 Fifth St.

Admission for these concerts is $10 for adults. Youth through grade 12 are admitted free. Ticket outlets include Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright’s Art Supply in Brookings, and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets are also available at the door of each concert.

John Webster, director of the Curry-Del Norte Orchestra, has chosen a dazzling array of orchestral selections for this spring’s program — from “An American in Paris” by George Gershwin to “Spring Song, Op. 16” by Jean Sibelius.

The Crescent City Preparatory and Azalea Middle School orchestras will play with the orchestra for “Air and Caprice” by John Edmondson and “American Folk Trilogy” by Anne McGinty.

The Wild Rivers Coast is rich in musical talent, and a part of the Curry-Del Norte Orchestra Guild’s mission is to keep nurturing and growing that talent by supporting musical education programs in our communities and schools.

The Crescent City Preparatory and Azalea Middle School orchestras provide opportunities for elementary through intermediate students of violin, viola, cello, and bass to begin learning the fundamentals of ensemble playing and gain their first orchestral experience.

The Crescent City Preparatory Orchestra, directed by Jenna Barvitski, welcomes beginning to intermediate students of all ages — from youth through adult.

To learn more about the program, contact Barvitsi at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Curry-Del Norte Orchestra is composed of Northern California and Southern Oregon musicians who volunteer their time and is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Curry/Del Norte Orchestra Guild, associate members, and Southwestern Oregon Community College. It is also supported by donations from individuals and organizations that recognize the importance of continuing the great tradition and value of music in our communities.

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