A new music event is coming to Auburn. The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center will host Orchestra at the Oaks On Friday, Oct. 18.
This outdoor concert will be performed right on the tiger paw at Toomer’s Corner, located at the intersection of North College Street and Magnolia Avenue. The concert begins at 6 p.m. that Friday.
Those attending the concert can expect to listen to titles from movie themes to classical favorites, according to a statement from the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.
The Auburn Community Orchestra will perform a program that includes popular pieces such as the "Star-Spangled Banner," classic scores from "Star Wars," the theme music from "Jurassic Park" and many more.
“The group is comprised of musicians in the community including public school and University students, professors, as well as both amateur and professional musicians,” said Cultural Arts Administrator for the Auburn Community Orchestra Sara Hand Custer in a statement.
About 40 musicians will be performing at Orchestra at the Oaks, many of which are current and former Auburn University students and faculty, said Associate Professor of Horn and Music Theory at Auburn University William Schaffer.
The Auburn Community Orchestra is led by their new Music Director and Conductor Richard Prior.
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Prior has directed and conducted orchestras in Georgia for 25 years, according to the statement.
With this first event, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center “wishes to immerse the Auburn community in local orchestral music, a rich part of Auburn’s past and present,“ according to the statement.
In addition to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association will also be hosting the event.
Concert-goers will be able to experience the shops and restaurants in downtown Auburn in addition to this concert.
“There will be food, family fun, festivities and more for concert-goers to enjoy,“ according to the statement.
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