The Seven Hills Symphony will present its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Blais Pavilion of the Lazare Research Building on the Medical School campus. The opening concert of the 2012 season will feature such classics as Handel's Water Music Suite and Tchaikovsky's waltz from Swan Lake as well as modern favorites, including music from Spiderman by Danny Elfman.
Seven Hills was founded in 2005, when MD/PhD student Joanna Chaurette expressed an interest in starting a chamber group. She reached out to musicians in the UMass Medical School community, and due to an overwhelming response, the proposed chamber group quickly became an orchestra.
The group is dedicated to providing performance opportunities to amateur, student and professional musicians throughout Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut as well access to high quality, low cost symphonic music for members of those same communities. It also promotes music appreciation through outreach programs, including an annual concerto competition for area student musicians. The orchestra performs a varied repertoire under the leadership of professional conductor Andrew Chaurette.
The concert is free, but donations are accepted and will be used toward funding educational opportunities and future performances. For additional information, visit: http://www.shsymphony.org.