From Taylor Swift to Brahms, artists across a variety of genres will have their music featured at Eden Prairie Schools’ District Orchestra Festival on Monday, Jan. 29.
Several hundred students from every grade level of the district’s orchestra program will perform at the festival, which is free and open to the public.
Two concerts will held at Eden Prairie High School’s (EPHS) main gym, one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.
The first concert will be at 6 p.m. and feature half of fifth grade, half of sixth grade, eighth grade, and the high school’s Symphonic and Concert Orchestras.
The second concert will be at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the other halves of fifth and sixth grade, ninth grade, and the high school’s Concertino and Concert Orchestras.
EPHS orchestra director Angelique Rowell said that students will perform a wide range of music, from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
“This is such a unique and great concert, where young string musicians can aspire and look up to the older students to see where they could be in the future,” Rowell said.
She added that this festival is also “a time for the older members to be reminded how far they have come, watching the young ones play songs like ‘Twinkle,’ just as they did when they first started.”
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