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KU ORCHESTRA AND EL SISTEMA LEHIGH VALLEY TEAM UP FOR CONCERT

May 3, 2013 

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Orchestra will team up with El Sistema Lehigh Valley to present a concert on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Allentown Symphony Hall.

The Kutztown University ensemble will be performing various pieces, including "Call of the Champions" by John Williams and "Merry Mount Suite" by Howard Hanson.

El Sistema Lehigh Valley will be performing "Simple Gifts" by Joseph Brackett, "Caresse sur l'ocean (Caress Upon the Ocean) by Christophe Barratier/Bruno Coulais, "Boil Em Cabbage Down" by American Folk Song, and "Long Long Age" (Only Low Strings feature) by T.H. Bayly, and arranger Rick Mooney.

The two groups will combine to perform several pieces at the end of the concert.

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment.

For more information contact Dr. Willis Rapp, Chair, KU Music Department at 610-683-4551 or rapp@kutztown.edu.