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Classically Trained: Greek mythology inspires new music

November 15, 2010|By Bradley Zint

At 3 p.m. Saturday at Concordia University in Irvine, one of the Pacific Symphony's youth ensembles, the Santiago Strings, will have a free concert. The group consisting of youngsters in sixth through ninth grade will play some dance music inspired by the Renaissance of the 16th century, the "Capriol Suite" by Peter Warlock. Conductor Irene Kroesen leads the concert.

Also on the program is the third movement from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, which features pizzicato — the plucking of the strings rather than using the bow.

OCC fall showcase

Over at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore Theatre, the Chamber Singers and Chorale have their fall showcase, led by choral director Eliza Rubenstein. Tickets are $10.

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On the program is Bartók's "Slovak Folk Songs," Lili Boulanger's "Hymn to the Sun" and Gaetano Donizetti's "Ave Maria." Janelle Tag provides piano accompaniment for the evening.

For more information, visit http://www.OCCtickets.com.

BRADLEY ZINT is a copy editor for the Daily Pilot and a classically trained musician. E-mail him story ideas at bradley.zint@latimes.com.

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