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WHS Orchestras Offer Fall Colors Concert Oct. 22

Akal Dev Sharonne and Will Selle. Photo submitted

Oct. 15, 2012. The Watauga High School orchestras will hold their first concert of the season Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium. The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stamitz, and Handel and will open with an Honors Orchestra performance of the Autumn Concerto from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

The performance of the Autumn Concerto will feature conductor Will Selle as violin soloist. Selle has served as the conductor and music director of the Watauga High Orchestra programs since 2008 and this is his first solo performance with the group. Selle will also conduct the Honors Orchestra, followed by the WHS Intermediate orchestra and the Combined Orchestras.

The Honors Orchestra will also perform Carl Stamitz’s Flute Concerto in G Major, featuring flutist Ms. Akal Dev Sharonne. Sharonne has received many accolades for her work as a flutist across the United States and in Western Europe. She has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Pops, has performed as a chamber musician in Carnegie Hall, and was part of North Carolina’s prestigious Visiting Artist Program for three years, bringing her art to many underserved audiences in schools, nursing homes, prisons, and other settings. Her forthcoming CD Out of the Ashes celebrates the healing power of music.

The Fall Colors concert is free and the public is invited to attend.