The Marshall County Strings Program will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Marshall High School Center for Performing Arts. The concert will showcase music about animals.
Concert selections include familiar folk songs such as Old MacDonald and Bingo performed by elementary strings students and unique string orchestra arrangements including a Barn Dance for middle school students. High school students will perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals.
The high school orchestra will debut new electric instruments with a performance of Welcome to the Jungle by Guns & Roses. The instruments were received through a STEAM Power WV Grant made possible by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the Governor’s STEM Initiative, and the WV Department of Education and the Arts.
The concert will culminate with a mass orchestra of all students in grades 4th through 12th performing The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
Additionally, the strings program will present a donation to the Marshall County Animal Rescue League from funds collected at the February concert.
The Marshall County Strings Program was established in 2008 and is currently under the direction of Shelby Genberg, Justin Jones and Alex Talkowski.