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Gorge Winds, Sinfonietta highlight upcoming music events

May 2 and 4 — Sinfonietta

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents Sinfonietta: Magical Musical Journeys, directed by Mark Steighner, performing a program of music by Mendelssohn, including the “Hebrides” overture (Fingal’s Cave) and the violin concerto performed by Kristian Apland.

Also on the program are the overture to “Pirates of Penzance” and music from “Play: A Videogame Symphony,” including selections from “The Legend of Zelda,” “Final Fantasy” and “Skyrim.”

This family-oriented concert series will be presented at Wy’east Middle School’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

May 8 — BYU Singers

With flawless phrasing and exacting intonation, the Brigham Young University Singers have won international competitions and built worldwide relationships with choral musicians and audience members alike. The superb performance abilities of this 40-voice ensemble will create a must-see concert to be performed at the Hood River Middle School on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and Klindt’s Booksellers in The Dalles.

May 11 — Gorge Winds Concert Band

The Gorge Winds Concert Band presents its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium. The concert will feature a special guest performance by Corin Parker, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s “Rhapsody in Blue” on piano.

The 2 p.m. concert is free admission.

May 11-12 — Voci

The Voci Community Choir under the direction of Mark Steighner presents “The Choral Global Village: Around the World in Song,” Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater.

Concerts include Voci’s first-ever commissioned work, a beautiful Latvian folk song, “Ai, Dievini,” arranged by Ethan Sperry. Other musical selections span the globe from America, Kenya, the British Isles and more.

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