Ottumwa Symphony to present “Appalachian Spring”

OTTUMWA-The string section of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the dining room at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.  The orchestra is under the direction of conductor and music director Dr. William LaRue Jones.

The theme of the evening’s concert is “Appalachian Spring”.  The selections programmed intend to give the concert goer an idea of early America as it might have “sounded” during the time our country was growing up.  Accompanying the music will be a video of quilts and quilt blocks seen on barns and other buildings throughout our countryside.  Quilts created by the best “stitchers” in our area will be on display before and during the concert.

The orchestra’s principal cellist, Donna Nelson, will be the featured soloist on “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone.  Also on the program is “Choreography” by Norman Dello Joio, “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland and “Appalachian Spring,” the 13-piece suite also by Aaron Copland.

The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra Guild will offer a reception during the intermission.

Admittance to the concert and quilt show is by season pass or tickets can be purchased at the door at a cost of $15.00 for adults.  Students are free with a school ID.