Orchestra to play in May performance

James Hur

The upper school orchestra will perform a piece by Anderson Alden ’09 for its concert on Friday, May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1,” Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 1,” and Joan Huang’s “Lunar Jamboree,” a piece commissioned by conductor Mark Hilt.

Wind Ensemble will perform Beethoven’s “Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens.”

Concert Strings will play “Black Is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair,” an English folk song, and “In the Old Style,” by Léo Delibes.

A combined wind ensemble will perform “Seeds,” written by Anderson Alden ’09.

“It was exciting to write for the ensemble since I owe a lot of my knowledge to Harvard-Westlake,” Alden said.

For the concert’s conclusion, all 71 members from the three ensembles, and several members from the Jazz bands, will perform Howard Shore’s “The Return of the King,” which was featured in the “Lord of the Rings.”

Admission is free.