Fraser Valley Symphony opens its 34th season in grand style, bringing you an afternoon of toe-tapping marches.

‘Mighty Marches’ with Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 19 concert begins Fraser Valley Symphony’s 34th season

The Fraser Valley Symphony opens its 34th season in grand style, bringing you an afternoon of toe-tapping marches.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, in “Mighty Marches” this all-orchestra concert will feature music by French, Russian, American, British, German, Finnish and Norwegian composers from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The program will feature such well-known pieces as “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Gounod, “March of the Toys” by Herbert, and “Marche Slav” by Tchaikovsky, and many more selections, both familiar and new.

No longer associated exclusively with marching military bands, marches have long been a staple in the classical orchestral genre in many forms. With a variety of music ranging from the grand ceremonial procession to the whimsical and the mysterious, the program’s bold rhythms and varied styles are sure to inspire delight for all ages.

The Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community orchestra of the Fraser Valley Region and includes players from Fraser Valley communities.

Concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students and $5 children (12 years and under).

Purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Available at Kings Music & Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre (Abbotsford), the Pantry Natural Foods (Mission) and on-line through website: http://www.fraservalleysymphony.org.

Tickets also sold at the door, as available.

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