AUBURN — The Augusta Symphony Orchestra, which will celebrate 100 years of making music in the Capital City area in 2020, has announced its concert series for the 2013-14 season.

The ASO, under the direction of long-time conductor Paul Ross, will open with a pair of concerts on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the High Street Congregational Church in Auburn and then the following day at Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Avenue in Manchester. Both concerts are at 7 p.m.

For this program, Ross has chosen the Fidelio Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Clarinet Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the concert will conclude with Jean Sibelius’s Symphony #5. Karen Beacham will be the featured soloist for the Mozart concerto.

Admission is $10 for adults for these performances, with students and children 18 and under admitted free.

One of the cherished traditions for the ASO is its presentation of the annual Messiah sing-along, with soloists, with the audience encouraged to join in for the choral sections. These concerts will be held on Dec. 14, in Auburn, and Dec. 15, in Manchester.

Later in the season, the orchestra will return to Cumston Hall in March and will conclude with a program in April and the annual collaboration with the Maine Youth Orchestra in May.

For more information, visit www.augustasymphonymaine.org.


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