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Southeast Iowa Symphony Chamber Orchestra at Sondheim

Mar 27, 2017

The Southeast Iowa Symphony Chamber Orchestra brings a wildly diverse repertoire to the Sondheim stage in a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Leading musicians from southeast Iowa make up this select ensemble. The variety of music performed surprises audiences. Ranging from classical to folk to more modern jazz and popular works. Many members are featured as soloists within each piece.

The instrumental makeup of the Chamber Orchestra depends on the repertoire, but is usually a dozen players split between strings, winds and a keyboard player, with occasional vocal soloists. Some players will play up to five different woodwinds or trumpets.

The group is under the direction of Robert McConnell, music director of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra and an oboe performer with the Chamber Ensemble. McConnell has conducted both the Southeast Iowa Symphony and Southeast Iowa Band for more than 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Truman State University and a Master of Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.

The Chamber Music Spotlight Series is a partnership with the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and the Fairfield Concert Association. General admission tickets are $15 for adults and free for youth and students.

Tickets are available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center ticket office, 472-2787 or www.FairfieldACC.com.

Fairfield Concert Association members are admitted to the concert free with proof of membership.

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