Orchestra Celebrates 30 Years


By on Tue, May 7, 2013

Celebrating three decades of music making, the Coastside Community Orchestra (CCO) will play its spring concert Saturday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Coastside Lutheran Church, 900 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay.
What started as a small group of five musicians in the spring of 1983 has grown over the years to a full orchestra of about 50 players. Conductor Robert Smith numbered among the original members of the orchestra. As part of its mission, the CCO tries to encourage the appreciation of music in children and youth; the orchestra makes all its concerts free for children and students and awards yearly scholarships to music students.
The spring concert features Gwen Halterman playing Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances for Harp and Strings, Lalo’s Overture to Le Roi D’Ys, Haydn’s Symphony #104 “London” and Walton’s Crown Imperial March.
Tickets, available at the door, are $10 general admission, $7 for seniors, students and children are free. A reception will follow the concert. www.coastsidecommunityorchestra.com