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Orchestra plays classics

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra rehearses pieces for its upcoming concert. The show features cellist Helena Jung performing a Haydn concerto. - Photo contributed
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra rehearses pieces for its upcoming concert. The show features cellist Helena Jung performing a Haydn concerto.
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The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra aims to warm the soul with classical music.

Cellist Helena Jung performs Haydn’s Concerto in C Major during the concert Saturday (Nov. 12), 7:30 p.m., at Brechin United Church.

Also featured is A Downland Suite by John Ireland, a 1932 composition that elicits musical images of the very English Sussex countryside.

Other works include: Three Pieces in Baroque Style by Krzysztof Penderecki; two pieces by William Walton from the 1944 film Henry V; and Handel’s Concerto Grosso op. 6, No.1.

The ensemble of about 25 string players continues to develop under the direction of Karl Rainer. The orchestra wants to purchase a harpsichord and seeks donations. A $50 donation allows the donor to “buy” a key of their choice on the keyboard.

Tickets to the concert are $20; $10/students; and free for children under 12 years of age. Tickets are available through the Port Theatre box office by calling 250-754-8550.

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