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Effingham Orchestra to take fast trip through musical history
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Effingham Community Orchestra Conductor Andrea Huff, has announced that the Orchestra will present its “Music Time Traveler Concert on March 27 at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The concert will be presented in the Effingham County Recreation Department Gymnasium in Springfield on Highway 119. The gymnasium is the large tan building behind the Library and Health Department.

“This is a very special program that presents music from the four major periods of music history, dating all the way back to the 1600s,” Huff said.

In addition to experiencing the music, listeners will be given information about how the cultures and events influenced the music composed during those periods.

“It will be a very fast ride,” Huff said. “We will zoom through visits with the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss.

When we reach the 20th century, we will have fun with jazz tunes, the Beatles, and several movie and Broadway themes such as Phantom of the Opera and Zorro. There will literally be something for everyone. The Orchestra members are putting in many hours of hard work to provide a beautiful musical experience for the entire community. We are very excited about this concert and invite everyone to attend.”

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.  Effingham Community Orchestra was awarded GCA’s Grassroots Arts Program Invitational Grant specifically for the purpose of performing this concert. 
Effingham Community Orchestra was started nearly four years ago by a small group that saw the need for a community orchestra in Effingham.  It has now grown to about 40 playing musicians and has performed throughout the area.

The orchestra is composed entirely of volunteers, and none of its members or leaders receives any compensation.  It is funded solely by contributions from participants and interested supporters in the community.

In 2011, the Orchestra is accepting new adult and high school student members.

Interested musicians can obtain additional information by contacting Huff at the Orchestra office – phone 826-5300, ext. 25; or at