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Orchestra brings 'winter dreams'


The first Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra show of the season is set for Friday, Dec. 13.

Sharon Northe will conduct the “Winter Dreams” program.

Rose City Trombones will bring the special feature at the concert. They’ll perform “The Star Spangled Banner” and holiday favorites such as “O Magnum Mysterium,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Jingle Bells.”  

Hillsboro symphony clarinetist Dr. Jeffrey Olenick and his wife, vocalist Amy Shapiro, will perform “Haneirot Halalu,” a traditional Hanukkah song.

Other selections include “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov; holiday standards “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson; and “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Symphony No. 1, Movements 2 & 4” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, as conducted by HSO viola player Sharron Ogden.

The show will be in Century High School’s auditorium, 2000 S.E. Century Blvd., at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

A reception with orchestra members and the conductor follows the concert. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and ages 12 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through MIR Music, 331 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.