Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra to perform family concert

The Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra (AVCO) and the Lewiston-Auburn Youth Orchestra (LAYO) will present a family concert with guest artists Michael Miclon and Sophie Prose at 2 p.m., Nov. 22, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission will be $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Smart Start at 207-783-4422 during daytime hours.

Under the musical direction of Greg Boardman, the concert will feature Miclon, an acclaimed mime and juggler, who will present his madcap violin virtuoso persona Imin Troubleiski in “Late for the Recital.” Guest violinist Prose, a 12-year-old student of Clorinda Noyes, will play, accompanied by the orchestra, “Czardas,” a gypsy-inspired piece by Monti.

Named a touring artist in 1993 by the Maine Arts Commission, Miclon also has performed throughout the country, including appearances at the White House and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Strand/Capital Performing Arts Center in York, Pa., and The Keller Theater in Giessen, Germany. In 1996, Miclon and his wife Kimberly founded the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield.

In memory of Princess Diana, the orchestra will perform “Pavane for a Dead Princess” and Schubert’s unfinished symphony as the composer’s centennial birthday year draws to a close.

LAYO will perform works by Bach and an English country dance suite. The junior orchestra also will join AVCO in performing “Trepak, a popular piece from the Nutcracker.

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