The Sinfonietta, Terre Haute's Symphonic Pops Orchestra, will open its 14th musical season with two exciting concerts.
The first will be Sunday at 3 p.m. on stage at the historic Scottish Rite Auditorium, corner 8th and Ohio streets. The theme for this program will be Fairy Tales and Frolics featuring the music from Walt Disney Productions and music from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
Dr. Melendy, conductor of the Sinfonietta, has engaged all local celebrities to enhance the program. Dan Tanoos, superintendent of the Vigo County School Corporation, will serve as the narrator. He will offer interesting comments on the selections while introducing the performers.
The Terre Haute Children's Choir, under the direction of Dr. Todd Sullivan, will sing with the orchestra in three numbers. The All-Star Productions dancers, under the direction of Tammy Schaffer, will appear in four selections. Schaffer has been appointed the new director of the ISU Sparkettes.
Finally, the WTHI Storm/Weather team, consisting of meterologists Kevin Orpurt, David Wire and Scott Lighty, will be soloists playing their instruments with the orchestra.
Advance tickets are on sale at the Conservatory of Music, Popejoy's Music Store and Adamson's Fabric Care. The Scottish Rite box office will be selling tickets on the day of the concert. Local trombone participant Brazil's E.E. "Buz" Burgess promises an afternoon of enjoyable music for everyone attending with entertainment at its very best.
Adults will be $10 while children under 12 will be $5.
The spring concert on March 21, will have a theme called "Gimme Some Rock N Rag."