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An ‘aural feast’ is promised at next Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra concert

Sept. 29 performance is at St. Luke’s Anglican Church
A Musical Minestrone of 20th Century tunes will be performed by the Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra in Red Deer and elsewhere in central Alberta, starting later this month. (Advocate file photo).

Tunes by Stravinsky, Bernstein and Prokofiev are on the “mouth-watering” menu at Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of a new season.

Musical Minestrone “will treat you to a five course dinner of music about food with dinner music selections from the chamber music repertoire,” states a release from the orchestra.

The “aural feast” of 20th Century music — to be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Red Deer and at the same hour on Saturday Sept. 30 at Trinity United Church in Coronation — includes many favourites, from ragtime to showtime.

”Our musical dinner begins with… the March from Sergei Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges. Then on to William Bolcom’s Lime Jello, Marshmallow, Cottage Cheese Surprise.

“Along the way, we feature the Ballad for Alphorn and Strings and Amazing Grace for Alphorn and Strings with solo alphorn played by Louise McMurray.” (McMurray’s alphorn was built in Red Deer by her husband, Adam Newman.)

Also featured on the concert bill are Buhuslav Martinu’s de Revue la Cuisine, Leonard Bernstein’s Le Bonne Cusine, and Igor Stravinsky’s Ragtime, with Bob’s Chill Rag, and Spaghetti Rag.

“Of course, you can’t have a meal without dishes from which to eat, so Ralph Vaughn Williams provides us with the March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps.”

Tickets are available either through or at the door.

The CACO is hoping these tuneful offerings will leave music lovers “hungry” for the rest of its second season, The next shows are:

- A Charlie Brown Christmas concert will be performed on Dec. 15, 16, and 17 in Red Deer, Ponoka, and Innisfail.

- The CACO Vacation South of the Border show on Feb. 24 and 25 in Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House.

- And the Country AND Westerns concert May 24 and 25 2024 in Red Deer and Ponoka.

Tickets for all Red Deer events will be available on Eventbrite.

Lana Michelin

About the Author: Lana Michelin

Lana Michelin has been a reporter for the Red Deer Advocate since moving to the city in 1991.
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