Written by Kate Harner
Willimantic, CT -- The Willimantic Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Shafer Auditorium at Eastern Connecticut State University. Admission is free; however, a donation is suggested.
The orchestra will perform its featured selection, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," a jazz concerto for piano and orchestra. Other performances include Bock's "Fiddler on the Roof" symphonic dances, Waldteufel's "Skater's Waltz" and Meacham's "American Patrol," among others. Annette Shapiro, local piano virtuoso, will play with the orchestra.
The Willimantic Orchestra is a nonprofit orchestra made up of local community members committed to authentic orchestral music. David Vaughan, adjunct professor of performing arts, conducts the ensemble.
For more information, contact Fred Wengrzynek, president of the orchestra, at (860) 228-4008, or visit