Sinfonietta to perform 'Gypsy Nights'

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

The Sinfonietta, Terre Haute's Symphonic Pops Orchestra, is scheduled to perform Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Auditorium, located at the corner of Eighth and Ohio Streets.

One of their popular features is called "Gypsy Nights." The program will offer such familiar numbers as "Dark Eyes," "Gypsy Carnival," "Moscow Nights" and "The Gypsy Legend." There are also some excerpts from the most famous gypsy music of all time, "Carmen."

Sarah McCormack, a music graduate from Indiana State University, will sing the aria "Habanera" and Tyler Swopes, a voice major at ISU will sing an aria by the bull fighter Escamillo. Two numbers, "El Tango" and "Brazil," will also be presented under the direction of Wanda M. Sanders from The World of Dance.

Rather than appearing in their usual formal tuxedos and gowns, the members of the Sinfonietta will be dressed as gypsies.

E. E. "Buz" Burgess, principal trombone player, and Doug Inman, principal second violin player, are Clay County participants.

Charles Shutt, who has been associated with the Community Theatre for over 37 years, will narrate the program.

Tickets are available at Adamson's Fabric Care in Brazil, the Conservatory of Music and Popejoy's Music Store in Terre Haute. In addition, tickets will be sold at the box office of the Scottish Rite on the afternoon of the concert.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

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