Sweet Sounding Synergy

Contributed by Hillary Saffran

Sweet Sounding Synergy
2/12/2017 – 3PM
Matanuska Susitna Orchestra, Mat-Su Community Chorus
Glenn Massay Theater, Palmer
FREE Event 

Do you love music? Are you wondering where to find an enjoyable and convenient concert to attend after the hustle and bustle of the holiday festivities? No need to drive to Anchorage! The Mat-Su Valley is filled with eager musicians who love to make music that enriches our lives in this picturesque community.

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm, the music of the Matanuska Susitna Orchestra and the Mat-Su Community Chorus will be presenting a concert at the Glenn Massey Theater. Each group will perform separate repertoire and will join forces for two combined numbers.

The Choir will be presenting spirituals, Brahms, a 1920’s swing piece, a fun Bach fugue and more.

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The Orchestra will be performing Holst’s Moorside Suite, the brooding Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, the lovely melodic Last Spring by Edward Grieg and more.

The two groups will combine forces to present Choose Something Like a Star. One of seven songs from Frostiana is a piece for mixed chorus and piano composed in 1959 by Randall Thompson.

The finale will be Music Shall Live by James Curnow.

Come hear this wonderful concert and let the music of the Matanuska Susitna Orchestra and the Mat-Su Community Chorus live in you.

Both groups, comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic singers and musicians, as well as the directors of the Matanuska Susitna Orchestra and the Mat Su Community Chorus are delighted for this unique opportunity to share their talents with each other as well as with the Mat Su Community.

There’s something for all musical tastes. You will truly enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon at the beautiful Glenn Massey Theater. 

The concert is free, but we will be asking for donations to support the Palmer Arts Council Summer Arts Camps. See you there!