OMAK - On Saturday, Feb. 10, the community is invited to a free concert featuring music for the family. Each winter the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) present their “Family Concert” with a program of music that will appeal to children and adults alike. This year OVOC has been awarded funding by The Woods Family Arts and Music foundation, administered by North Central Washington Community Foundation, as well as sponsors Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club and Brewster Drug & True Value Hardware, which allows this concert to be offered free to the public. “A primary goal of our organization is to make beautiful music performed live by a full orchestra and chorus available to our communities in as affordable way as possible. We are so thrilled for the support of our funders!” says OVOC Coordinator Judy Johnston.
The theme of the Feb. 10 concert is “Game Time”. The Chorus will open the program with songs that bring fun and excitement to mind, including “The Jabberwocky”, “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “Baba Yetu”, the theme to the video game Civilization IV (the first video game music to win a Grammy). The orchestra features the brass section in “Fanfare for the Common Man”, often played at sporting events, plus “Prelude to Carmen” (theme music for The Bad News Bears) and the “Olympic Fanfare” in honor of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 9. OVOC is thrilled that The Second Strings group will once again entertain during intermission, a novice group of string players led by Roz Nau.
Join the fun by coming to the concert in your favorite sports apparel. The “Game Time” Family Concert is at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 S. Cedar, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.
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