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Willimantic Orchestra to Perform at Eastern

Written by Kate Harner

Willimantic, Conn. - The Willimantic Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. on April 17 in Shafer Auditorium at Eastern Connecticut State University. Admission is free; however, a donation is suggested.

The orchestra will perform with Eastern's Concert Chorale, directed by David Belles, associate professor of performing arts. The concert's program features Copland's "Outdoor Overture," Barber's "Essay for Orchestra, op. 12," Hanson's "Song of Democracy" and Kabalevsky's "Piano Concerto No. 3 'Youth.'"

The orchestra will perform with piano soloist Hannah Glenister, winner of the Windham Regional Arts Council's Young Artist Competition.

The Willimantic Orchestra is a non-profit orchestra made up of local community members committed to authentic orchestral music. David Vaughan, part-time professor of performing arts, conducts the ensemble. 

For more information, contact Fred Wengrzynek, president of the orchestra, at (860) 228-4008 or For more information regarding the Willimantic Orchestra, visit


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