The Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra will perform two winter blues-busting concerts in the region in February.
“Ice and fog got you down? A concert with the Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra will lift your spirits!” says a release from the professional group that includes former Red Deer College music instructors James Bicigo and his wife Karen Gustafson.
The musicians are promising Midwinter Melange concerts in Red Deer on Feb. 25 and Ponoka on Feb. 26 “to break up those midwinter blues.”
The CACO will perform Mozart’s charming Two Country Dances, Schubert’s elegant Auf dem Strom, and Josef Suk’s dramatic Second String Quartet.
And also on the program is Aaron Copland’s original incidental music for the play Quiet City, Canadian composer Carmen Braden’s evocative Every Freeze is Different, and Stravinsky’s exciting Chamber Concerto Dumbarton Oaks.
At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, the orchestra will be playing at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Red Deer. Tickets for this show are through eventbrite.ca
And at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, the musicians will be performing at the United Church in Ponoka as part of the part Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society series. Tickets for this presentation are available at kfatheatre.com.
The CACO was formed last September by a group of professional musicians based in the Red Deer region who wanted to perform in this area, rather than having to always travel to larger centres.