EMU Presents ‘Hands-On’ Music Event

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra will present a short concert and demonstration of orchestra instruments 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 in Strite Auditorium on ground floor of the Eastern Mennonite University Campus Center.

The 30-member ensemble, conducted by Maria Lorcas, will perform excerpts from Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances.” In addition, orchestra members will play short solos to demonstrate their instruments.

Orchestra members are from the city of Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Augusta, Shenandoah and Page counties and from Franklin, W.Va.

The program is designed for families with children of all ages. Persons are invited to come in costume and expect a variety of treats.

Admission to the concert is free.