AVCO/LAYO concert to feature Matthews' work

A new concerto by Bates College music professor William Matthews will be on the program when the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra (AVCO) performs on May 11 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

The performance, to be conducted by Greg Boardman, is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 207-783-4422 during daytime hours. Matthews’ Double Concerto for solo violin, solo viola and small orchestra, a three-movement work, reflects the heritage of New England and Franco- American fiddling. The piece includes themes based on such well-known fiddle tunes as “Marie’s Wedding” and “Isabeau s’y promene.” Soloists will be violinist Steve Kecskemethy and violist Julia Adams, members of the Portland String Quartet and string instructors at Bates.

AVCO will also perform “The Light Cavalry Overture” by Von Suppe and “Slavonic Dances” by Dvor‡k.

The Lewiston/Auburn Youth Orchestra (LAYO), under the direction of Charles Kadyk, will perform selections from classical composers.

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