Brandywine Pops to celebrate spring

Since 1953, the Brandywine Pops Orchestra has been providing musical enrichment throughout the region, performing at area nursing homes, retirement centers, and assisted-living communities such as Maris Grove.

Members of the Brandywine Pops Orchestra are shown during its holiday concert.

Members of the Brandywine Pops Orchestra are shown during its holiday concert.

The orchestra would like area residents to mark their calendars. On Friday, May 13, the public is invited to its spring concert, “Classical Dances and Americana.” Conducted by Michael Larkin, it will be presented at Springer Middle School, 2220 Shipley Rd. in Wilmington.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $10, $5 for seniors, and free for students. The Brandywine Pops is a nonprofit community service organization, and proceeds from the concert will assist it in purchasing music.

For the spring concert, the audience will hear orchestral dances by Brahms, Grieg, Larkin, and Beethoven; and American music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Clare Grundman and Richard Rodgers.

Membership in the Brandywine Pops is open, without audition, to all musicians who play an orchestral instrument and are proficient in reading music.  If you are a musician with a desire to play popular classics, pops and music from Broadway shows, consider join the group on Monday nights for rehearsals at Springer Middle School.  Particularly welcomed are home-schooled and high school students who are looking for more opportunities to perform.

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