‘Symphonic Dances’ featured in NSO’s next concert

Northern Symphony Orchestra’s next concert has a worldwide lineup of familiar favorites.

Northern Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert Feb. 23 at Anoka High School. Photo submitted

Northern Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert Feb. 23 at Anoka High School. Photo submitted

“This will truly be a night for all ages,” said director Michael Halstenson.

The concert, with a theme titled “Symphonic Dances,” will be performed Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Anoka High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 18 years and younger, free. The high school is located at 3939 Seventh Ave. N.

Selections featured on the program will be Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” Grieg’s “Norwegian Dances,” Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances” and Strauss’ “The Blue Danube Waltz.”

Spanish and Mexican music are represented as well in de Falla’s rhythmic “Three Cornered Hat” and Márquez’s “Danzón No. 2.” Expect a display of percussion finery from these pieces.

“We love playing on Saturday night and hope that folks will make a wonderful evening of going out for dinner and attending the symphony afterwards,” Halstenson said.

The NSO is based in Anoka and serves the surrounding communities of the northern suburbs of Minneapolis and St Paul.

Tickets available at door. For more information, visit www.northernsymphonyorchestra.org.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com

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