2013-04-11 / Community

Community orchestra sets first concert date of 2013

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Community Orchestra has been rehearsing for several weeks under the direction of their new conductor, William Rinne, and will present a concert on April 21.

An Escanaba native, Rinne recently returned to the area and is involved in many musical pursuits, including teaching instrumental lessons, working with school music programs, and performing with local brass and vocal groups. He studied music at Lawrence and Western Michigan universities, receiving his degree in music education. Bill also has nearly 20 years of experience as a band director, teacher and free-lance musician.

The public is invited to attend the upcoming concert at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Manistique. There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be accepted.

Music will include: “Simple Gifts”, “Rondeau” and “Chopstix Variations”, along with arrangements of Italian, Irish and American folk songs.

Manistique High School senior Mindy Hoholik will play a violin solo, “Meditation from Thais” by Massenet. Hoholik is a student of Dorene Hatfield, who has been participating in the orchestra since she and her husband, Jim, founded it in 2009.

The concert is dedicated to both Jim, who passed away in December, and Dorene, who remains committed to the orchestra.

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