LEWISTON – Violinist Charles Dimmick will be the soloist with the Midcoast Symphony in a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 Friday, March 25, at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston.

The performance will be repeated Saturday, March 26, in the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mount Ararat Middle School in Topsham. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Also on the program are the Overture to Rossini’s opera Semiramide and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

Dimmick is concertmaster of the Portland Symphony, a position he assumed in January 2002. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and is the principal second violin of the Boston Modern Orchestra and Opera Boston.

The concerts will be directed by guest conductor Janna Hymes-Bianchi. She is a former associate conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony and is currently the music director of the Maine Grand Opera company and of the Williamsburg Symphonia in Virginia.

As part of the orchestra’s efforts to make live classical music available to as large an audience as possible, tickets to the concerts are $12 for adults and are free for those 18 and under.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance at Victor News and Carroll’s Music in Lewiston, Macbean’s in Brunswick, Magnolia in Bath, and online at www.midcoastsymphony.org. For more information, call 371-2028.

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