The Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra presents its Woodwind Quintet in the first concert of the season on Sunday at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Fourth St. in Bismarck.
“Colors of the Wind” concert, which begins at 3 p.m., features a mix of classical and contemporary selections, including an animated work by jazz musician and composer Russell Peterson of the Concordia College music faculty. His 5 More (not so) Easy Dances features guest saxophone soloist Brian Lydeen, music instructor at University of Mary, performing three movements: “Funky,” “Bossa Nova” and “Flamenco.”
Other works are the Suite for Woodwind Quintet by Robert Washburn, and Pastorale by Amy Beach, performed on the 150th anniversary of her birth. A prodigy born in 1867, she composed an extensive catalog of works and was the most frequently performed composer of her generation.
Additional concert dates are Nov. 5, Feb. 25 and May 6. Season tickets can be purchased at the door. Individual tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for children 15 and under (one child admitted free with paying adult). For more information, visit www.mvco.net.