NACO gearing up for 5th annual Spring Concert

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NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 5th Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the United Church in Newport.

This year, the orchestra will be featuring its largest ensemble to date, now totaling 45 members. The orchestra has established itself as an international ensemble, with members from the Northeast Kingdom, Maine, Japan, Taiwan, China, Canada, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

They will be featuring Bob Smith, trumpet, Howie Arzt, clarinet, and Peter Storrings, tenor saxophone, as soloists for the concert.

Also featured will be Molly Kelly as the orchestra’s first assistant conductor who will be conducting “The Prayer of St. Gregory,” for solo trumpet and strings by Alan Hovhaness.

The program will include music by Hovhaness, Prokofiev, Verdi, Von Weber and Bizet.

This concert promises to be one of the orchestras best, so mark the date on your calendars.

Admission will be a donation of $5 at the door.

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