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Hillsboro Symphony to celebrate Shakespeare

COURTESY PHOTO - The Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra will perform 'Celebrating Shakespeare' at Hillsboro High School the evening of March 18.The sounds of “Celebrating Shakespeare” will be performed at Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra’s concert on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillsboro High School Auditorium, 3285 S.E. Rood Bridge Road.

The concert is under the direction of conductor Sharon Northe and will feature selections from “West Side Story” by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein; “Scherzo” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn; and “Ariette” from “Romeo and Juliet” by Charles Gounod, arranged by HSO clarinetist Dr. Jeffrey Olenick. Other selections on the program include “Fitzwilliam Suite” by William Byrd, “Trumpet Prelude” by Henry Purcell, “Now Is the Month of Maying” by Thomas Morley and a set of Madrigals, arranged by Jeffrey Olenick.

The concert is dedicated to Myra Christensen, who recently retired after playing lead cello with the orchestra since its inception in 2001.

A reception with orchestra members and the conductor follows the concert. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, with ages 12 and under free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through MIR Music, 331 E. Main St.

The orchestra is a private, nonprofit organization and its musicians are all volunteer. Those wishing to donate to HSO may do so by visiting the website at hillsborosymphony.org, or by mailing a check to HSO, P.O. Box 1334, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

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