Symphony goes to the movies
Young Artist winner performs
March 4, 2013
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Kylee O'Donnell

BUTLER TWP — The Butler County Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music from the movies beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Butler Intermediate High School auditorium.

The orchestra will perform movie themes including those from “E.T.,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Jurassic Park” and “Spiderman.”

Young Artist competition winner Kylee O'Donnell, a Duquesne University sophomore, will perform Chaminade's “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra” with the orchestra.

O'Donnell, originally from Valencia, is majoring in flute performance. She has participated in flute festivals in Ohio, West Virginia and Canada and has performed with the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, the symphony will recognize Young Musicians of Note, area students in fourth through sixth grades who were nominated by their teachers for outstanding musical aptitude.

“The Butler County Symphony Orchestra is known for its diverse programming,” said Ron McKissick, president of the orchestra's board, in a press release. “This pops concert is a wonderful way to introduce our Young Musicians of Note to symphonic music and to celebrate the talent of our Young Artist winner.”

Matthew Kraemer, the symphony's music director, will present a pre-concert lecture highlighting the history of film music from the Golden Age to current classics. This lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include snippets of the music to be performed during the concert.

Concert tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Student tickets are $5. Tickets are available at the symphony office, 259 S. Main St., or by calling 724-283-1402.