Northern Neck Orchestra to perform symphonies by Price and Beethoven

Northern Neck Orchestra music director Michael Repper won the Grammy Award in February for Best Orchestral Performance for a recording with the New York Youth Symphony.

Grammy Award winner Michael Repper will conduct the Northern Neck Orchestra in a performance of pioneering symphonies by Florence Price and Ludwig van Beethoven on March 25 at the Northumberland High School Theater in Heathsville.

The program will include Price’s landmark Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s enduring Symphony No. 5. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk by Repper at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the door or Students are admitted free.

“The two symphonies we will perform are groundbreaking in their own ways,” said Repper. “What we have are two absolutely critical symphonies, each from equally critical composers. Both pieces are testaments to the genius and innovativeness of their composers, and we look….

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