Batesville Community Orchestra Nov. 16 at Lyon

Batesville Symphony League announces the forthcoming  concert of the Batesville Community Orchestra at Lyon College, Saturday,  Nov. 16 at 8:00 PM.

The program opens with the Beethoven Coriolan Overture.  The c minor theme shows Coriolanus resolved to invade Rome while the  Eb major theme represents his mother’s pleading for Rome.  Rather  than reverse his decision, he meets a tragic end.

The second piece by Arcangelo Corelli is the Concerto  Grosso Op. 6 No. 8, “Christmas Concerto”, featuring the string sections  and contrasting concertino solo group.

Following a brief intermission, the full orchestra  returns to perform two well-known movements from the Dvorak Symphony  No. 9, “New World”, the Scherzo and Largo movements.  Dvorak,  now working  in his travels to South Dakota encountered both Indian  and slave melodies which he incorporated in two works, the Op. 95 Ninth  Symphony and the string quartet Op.  96, “American”, both dated  1893.

The program closes with the popular melodies of American  icon, Leroy Anderson, in a medley including Blue Tango and Sleigh Ride.

The program is free to the public and sponsored through  donations to the Batesville Symphony League and the Batesville Community  Orchestra.  The orchestra performs under the direction of Barbara  Reeve, adjunct professor at Lyon College and string teacher in the Batesville  School District.