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Musical group orchestrates classical concert
The North Georgia Chamber Orchestra is a community music group based in Dahlonega and plays regularly in Dawsonville and Blairsville. It will perform a concert Saturday in Gainesville.

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North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. spring concert

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Cost: Free

More info: 706-867-9444

Classical sounds as well as contemporary music by Coldplay will waft through the air for spectators listening to an orchestra’s annual spring concert.

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony Inc. will play all 20th century music at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 1397 Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

Joining the orchestra will be cellist Ismail Akbar, who will play M.L. Daniels “Sakura,” a piece written for a cello solo and a string orchestra. “Suite in the Olden Style” by Ernest Lubin will also be played.

Other musical selections include: Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question” and Alberto Ginastera’s Two American Preludes. The orchestra’s trio of a violin, cello and piano will play the tango “Jalousie” and a song made famous by the Everly Brothers. The concert will conclude with the “Wabash Cannonball.”

The concert is free, and no tickets are required.

For further information, call 706-867-9444.

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