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Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra set to perform in Hippodrome

Friday, October 8, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will perform, "I've Heard That Song Before," Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m., in the historic Hippodrome Theatre in the Scottish Rite Building.

The narrator for the concert will be Lynn Hughes, Executive Director of the Terre Haute Children's Museum.

The orchestra is led by James N. Chesterton, Music Director, and Rodney A. Foster, Assistant Conductor. The Sinfonietta is the Orchestra in Residence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods-College.

Admission to the Oct. 24 concert is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students.

"I've Heard That Song Before," presents tunes people may have heard in movies, commercial advertisements or as background music.

The orchestral piece, "The Dance of the Hours," from the rarely produced opera, "La Gioconda," by Amilcare Ponchielli, may not be recognized. However, it was used in the Walt Disney movie, "Fantasia."

"On the Beautiful Blue Danube," by Johann Strauss is one of the most famous waltz' ever written. In 1968, Stanley Kubrick chose to use it in his film, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

Television advertisement selections include "The Pink Panther," by Henry Mancini and "Palladio Suite," by Karl Jenkins.

Many other tunes will be performed.

The all-volunteer orchestra recognizes grants from Arts Illiana and the city of Terre Haute.

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