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Celebrate 'May Day' with Melbourne Community Orchestra
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Posted: 2013 Apr 26 - 06:51

By Amanda Hatfield

Staff writer

MELBOURNE -- While the tradition of dancing around the maypole has fallen out-of-style, who says you can't celebrate the first of May with music?

The Melbourne Community Orchestra will host two evenings, filled with beautiful music, in celebration of May Day. The free concerts will be Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium.

Originally formed as a string education group in 1989, the Melbourne Community Orchestra will present "Tchaikovsky's Fifth" for attendees to enjoy.

Under the baton of current conductor and music director, Aaron Collins, the Melbourne Community Orchestra has grown significantly as a group.

"His youth and excitement about music has infused the orchestra with new vigor and enthusiasm," said Lori McPherson, principal cellist and treasurer for the MCO.

"The Tchaikovsky program is one of the more challenging programs undertaken by this orchestra," Ms. McPherson said. "The orchestra has been preparing its piece for many months and is excited to be performing it."

Along with "Tchaikovsky's Fifth," the MCO will also be performing an arrangement of John William's "Superman."

"The concert is a great opportunity for the Space Coast to hear some incredible classical favorites in a casual venue," Ms. McPherson said.

The May Day concert celebration, hosted by the Melbourne Community Orchestra, will be held Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, with doors set to open at 6:30 p.m.

Both performances are free.

The Melbourne Auditorium is located at 625 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 285-6724 or visit www.MCOrchestra.org.

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