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District 191 students will perform in two orchestra concerts

Orchestra students from six schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will perform in two upcoming concerts at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, at the Marz Center at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

The first concert will feature students in 5th through 9th grade who have been studying their instruments for 1 to 6 years. Performers will be in grades 5-9 from these schools: Rahn Elementary, Harriet Bishop Elementary, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Nicollet Middle School, Metcalf Middle School and Burnsville High School. There will be a variety of selections, including “Fiddles on Fire,” “Pink Panther,” “Aurora Borealis” and “Chariots of Fire.”  

The second concert will feature students in grades 7-12 at Eagle Ridge Middle School and Burnsville High School and who have been studying their instruments for 6-8 years.

“This is a particularly bittersweet concert as we say goodbye to the graduating class of 2017, most of whom began playing in the One91 orchestra at Harriet Bishop Elementary in 4th grade,” said Emily Anderson, orchestra teacher. “These students are exemplary musicians who have paved the way for the future success of the One91 orchestra, and have shown great dedication, perseverance and leadership within the program.”

In addition to Anderson, District 191 orchestra teachers are Hope Grover, Nicholas Armstrong and Joshua Becker.  

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Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 13:47