Borderland Orchestra to play Dec. 1st
The Borderland Community Orchestra will celebrate 13 years of performing music for audiences along the U.S. – Canadian border with a concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Lake of the Woods School Auditorium. The orchestra will be presenting a special “Christmas Concert” under the direction of Katherine Williams.
The concert will be hosted by the Depot Preservation Alliance. Proceeds (free-will donation) from the concert will be donated to the Baudette Depot’s programming activities. This past year, the Depot hosted three concerts, six First Friday Art Walks, and a series of eleven Wednesday art classes for kids. Already on the schedule for next year is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution titled “The Way We Worked” – May 11, June 22, 2013. Planning is underway for complementary special activities to coincide with the exhibit run.
Throughout Borderland Orchestra’s thirteen year history, the orchestra has performed similar benefit concerts for schools, libraries, performing arts organizations, museums, and other borderland needs.
The concept of an international group of musicians performing together began in January of 1999. Since that time, the orchestra has grown to include over 50 players from beginning to advanced levels. Musicians travel from over nine border area towns including the Ontario towns of
Barwick, Rainy River, Emo, Devlin, Fort Frances, Rainy River, and the Minnesota towns of Baudette, Williams, and International Falls.
The public is invited to come and celebrate this wonderful Christmas Concert at the Lake of the Woods School on December 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the concert courtesy of Riverwood Bank and “friends” of the Depot.