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MSO presents Music for the Birds'

By By Penny Randall / staff writer
Nov. 22, 2002
The theme for Saturday's Meridian Symphony Orchestra concert is "Music for the Birds."
Violinist J. Patrick Rafferty will be the featured musician for this weekend's concert. The concert begins at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert lecture in the Hardin Hall auditorium at 7 p.m.
Rafferty has been hailed for his exciting performances.
Rafferty's credits include performances with the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Dallas, Cincinnati and St. Louis. He is also the concertmaster for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
The music for the Saturday's concert follows the theme of birds. Selections include Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony" and part of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."
Some of the music Respighi's "Pines of Rome" and Rautavaara's "Cantus Arcticus" will include actual recordings of birds. The concert also includes Haydn's Symphony No. 83 "The Hen"; Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending"; and Respighi's "The Birds."

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