The Concord Orchestra presents “American Voices” at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and on Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The orchestra, directed by Jeffrey Rink, performs Jan Swafford’s Adirondack Interlude, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Charles Griffes’ The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, and Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite. A pre-concert talk by the conductor is scheduled for Saturday at 7:15 p.m. All concerts of the 2021-2022 Concord Orchestra season are planned and directed by finalists auditioning for the position of Music Director.
This season, the Concord Orchestra features several young performers who participated in the annual young artist competition. The competition is open to musicians of high school age or younger who live in eastern Massachusetts. This season the winners were chosen by a panel of orchestra members and Eric Culver, consulting conductor. Winners of this season’s competition perform at the March and May concerts.
Ayaan Ahmad, winner of the young artist competition, performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major.
Admission for youth under 18 is free.