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Chamber orchestra begins new season

‘Fantasia,’ ‘Swan Lake’ top program schedule at North Coast Chamber Orchestra concerts

Published on November 1, 2017 4:10PM

Last changed on November 6, 2017 11:56AM

North Coast Chamber Orchestra in Rockaway Beach.

Courtesy North Coast Chamber Orchestra

North Coast Chamber Orchestra in Rockaway Beach.

The North Coast Chamber Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season in November with two festive holiday-themed concerts, titled “Falling for Winter.” The ensemble, under the direction of Conductor Cory Pederson, is part of the North Oregon Coast Symphony, a local nonprofit organization based in Tillamook County which has been performing classical music locally for over a decade.

The programs will include Vaughn William’s “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” Arcangelo Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” and “Pantomime” derived from the Nutcracker. Further musical selections will include: Henry Purcell “Abdelazer Suite,” based upon a 1676 play by Aphra Behn, “The Moor’s Revenge,” as well as a collection of pieces featuring themes from “Still, Still, Still,”

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the orchestra will perform an open dress rehearsal at the Cannon Beach Community Church. 132 E Washington St, in Cannon Beach, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The first formal concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, at the CCC Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St., Astoria, beginning at 7 p.m. The second concert takes place Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Rockaway Beach Community Church, 400 S. Third Ave, Rockaway Beach, beginning at 3 p.m. Admission $10 adults, $5 students, and children under 12 free.

NOCS is actively seeking string players, as well as woodwind and brass musicians, and invites those who are interested in participating to contact the Conductor, Cory Pederson, at 503-836-2198 or For more information visit]


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