Concordia, RRHS orchestras to perform joint concert

The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College in Moorhead will perform a joint concert with the Red River High School Concert Orchestra at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the high school’s Performance Hall.

The concert is open to the public; freewill donations will be accepted.

The concert is part of the Concordia Orchestra’s 2019 regional tour which includes stops in Alexandria, Bemidji, Duluth, Grand Rapids and Stillwater, Minn.

The concert will open with the RRHS Concert Orchestra performing several pieces, including Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from “The Four Seasons.” Abigail Salyers, a 2017 RRHS graduate and concertmaster of the Concordia Orchestra, will be featured soloist.

The RRHS Concert Orchestra is conducted by Jeff Seabloom.


The Concordia Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Sutterlin, director of orchestra activities, will perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”; “The Life of King David: Concerto for Marimba,” by a Concordia associate professor, Russell Peterson, and featuring faculty soloist David Eyler, professor of percussion and director of percussion studies; “Dances in the Canebrakes,” by Florence Price; and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

The concert will conclude with both orchestras joining together for the final two movements from “The Firebird,” by Stravinsky.

The concert is sponsored by the RRHS Orchestra Department and the Northern Valley Youth Orchestras.

Red River High School is at 2211 17th Ave. S.

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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