The Island Sinfonia will present its spring concert on Orcas at the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
The varied program will feature “Shaker Melodies” by Copland; ‘Habanera” by Chabrier, “Swan of Tuonela” by Sibelius – featuring Ginni Keith on English horn; Lerner and Loewe favorites; “Thais Meditation” by Massenet – featuring Scott Heisinger on violin; “Dance of the Blessed Spirit”s by Gluck – featuring Linda Slone on flute; and the “Czech Suite” by Dvorak.
The orchestra, formed more than 20 years ago by Mother Kateri on Shaw Island, is composed of 25 musicians from San Juan, Shaw, Lopez and Orcas islands, and is under the leadership of Ned Griffin.
Six student musicians from local schools also participate and swell the ranks of the string section.
Light refreshments will be served at the intermission. Admission is free, although donations will be appreciated. Island Sinfonia is a nonprofit organization.