The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra opens the 2019-20 season on Sunday, Nov. 24, with a romp through “Merrie England.” There will be a selection of classical and contemporary music.
The first half of the concert is all English, with selections from three 20th century composers: “Four Ways Suite” by Eric Coates, “A Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst and “Merrie England” by Edward German.
A medley from the Irish-themed musical “Finian’s Rainbow” by Burton Lane sets up the second half of the program. This will be followed by Florence musician John Stone on trumpet, celebrating English jazz composer Marion MacPartland’s “There’ll be Other Times.” The mood turns Latin with “How Insensitive,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and “The Sight of You,” by Durvall Ferriara, after which the late, great Charlie Perkins ponders “Little Things.”
The performance closes with a speed-reading of classical favorites in “The Lone Ar-ranger” by Philip Butall.
The community is invited to this special performance on Sunday Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw.
Tickets for adults are $10; children under 10 and students are free.
Visit OCCO.org for more information.