November 2, 2019
Featuring soloist Olivia Skaja performing Mendelssohn’s violin concerto
Former Itasca Strings Program student and Deer River native Olivia Skaja will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform six selections from Bizet’s great opera Carmen. In this arrangement Carmen Suite No 2 by Guirard, vocal lines are picked up by instrument voices.
The concert will conclude with a medley of military songs in the Armed Force in honor of Air Force veteran Mike Wourms who is retiring from the ISO principal trumpet position after 20 years with the orchestra.
Tickets for veterans for this concert are $5 as a token of gratitude for their service.