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    Welcome to the CRSO 2017-18 
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    The Orchestra is 116-member strong and will be busy preparing great music for a number of performances this year. Our members are part of a dedicated, fun, and hard-working group who have grown together into an amazing ensemble. The Council Rock community is extremely proud and supportive of our entire music program K-12 and are particularly impressed with our orchestra students! The group will be performing at our school for the annual Winter and Spring Concerts and Orchestra Festival, plus will be heard at many venues outside CR South including at the 2018 PMEA Conference in Lancaster, the Oxford Valley Barnes and Noble, the Council Rock Orchestra Festival, and at Hershey Park. Previous performances have included 4 other performances at the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) Conference in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014, and 3 other overseas performances in Scotland (2003), Italy (2007), France and Monaco (2011), and Greece (2015). The CRSO has also performed at Carnegie Hall (February 2016), the Cherry Blossom Festival (2012), with the Philadelphia Orchestra (2009), at Phillies Games (2011, 2014), in Baltimore's Symphony Hall (2005), and at the White House (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Our pieces for this year include:

     
    A Mad Russian's Christmas....................................Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Overture to Poet and Peasant Overture.........................................von Suppe
    Phantom of the Opera.......................................Andrew Lloyd Webber/Custer
    Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld ..........................................Offenbach
    Suite from Swan Lake ..................................................................Tchaikovsky
     
    Concerts for this school year:
     

    Barnes and Noble Oxford Valley - December 1, 7:00pm

    Winter Concert, CR South - December 20, 7:00pm

    PMEA Preview Concert, CR South - April 17, 7:00pm

    PMEA Performance, Lancaster - April 20, 10:00am

    Council Rock Orchestra Festival, CR South - April 28, 6:00pm

    Spring Concert, CR South - May 23, 7:00pm

     

     
    The CRSO performed at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 13, 2016 
     
    Carnegie



    The concert featured senior violinist May Wang on Sarasate's Malagu
    ena. Here is the full program:
    Capriccio Espagnol...........................................Rimsky-Korsakov
    Malaguena......................................................................Sarasate
      Danzon No. 2 .................................................................Marquez 
     
     
    Click Here to listen to our orchestra! 
     

     The Orchestra will hold 5 Master Sectionals where professional orchestral musicians work with our students in sectionals. Our first events are the Ice Cream Social (Freshmen are served first) on September 13 and Orchestra Camp on September 18. Outfit Fitting Night is on Setember 25 and String Seasting Auditions are on September 25, 26, and 27.