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Community Strings present fall concert in Davidsville

November 10, 2018

The Community Strings of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. David’s Lutheran Church, 401 N. Main St., Davidsville.

The Community Strings, directed by Beth Pile, is a group of adult string players.

“Working with these adult learners is such a joy,” Pile said in a prepared statement. “It’s fun for me, as a violinist myself, to be in the conductor role and to see the smiles on the players’ faces as they begin to make music. Many of them have been taking private lessons and the Community Strings provides the opportunity to play with other musicians and to be a part of an orchestra. Some have not played since high school or have just recently decided to learn to play. This semester we have several former teachers who have joined the group and their expertise has been invaluable.”

Pile said the players come from Ebensburg, Confluence and many points in between.

“They not only work hard to improve their abilities, they’re also enjoying the camaraderie and excitement that a musician in any performing group experiences,” she said.

Music for the evening’s concert includes classical selections by Mozart, Vivaldi, Telemann and Beethoven as well as pop medleys “Rain” and “Polar Express.”

The concert is open to the public free of charge. A free-will donation for the church for the use of the facilities will be accepted.

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