NORTH MANCHESTER — The Manchester Symphony Orchestra is presenting its Chamber Works Gala in March, the first full chamber works concert presented by the MSO in nearly a decade.
The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. Admission is $10 at the door. It is free for students 18 and younger, as well as Manchester University students, faculty and staff.
In addition to featuring each section of the orchestra, the symphony will perform the world premier of Tim Reed’s new chamber work, “Vanishing Point.” Reed is an associate professor of music at Manchester University and an award-winning composer.
The concert will also feature Fort Wayne Philharmonic violinist Kristine Papillon’s “Crumpet the Trumpet.” Her work was selected as the number one musical gift for children 2015 by about.com. The composition is a narrated children’s tale which includes video, narration and orchestra.
Highlights also include: “Warlock’s Capriol Suite” and the Strauss “Serenade for 13 Winds.”
The Chamber Works Gala offers a unique opportunity to explore shorter classical-style works with a variety of ensembles.