The Curry Coastal Pilot

The Curry-Del Norte Orchestra is performing concerts this weekend in Gold Beach, Brookings, and Crescent City.

The Gold Beach concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 94150 5th Street.

The Crescent City concert will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, at the Elk Valley Rancheria, 2332 Howland Hill Road.

The Brookings concert is at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy Street.

Admission for these concerts is $10 for adults. The concert is free for youth in grade 12 and under. Ticket outlets include Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach, Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, and Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supply in Brookings. Tickets are also available at the door of each concert.

This winter's concert theme is "Mix Tape" and refers to the orchestra's exciting and eclectic program of beautiful music ranging from classic to contemporary.

The expression "mix tape" or "mixtape" means a compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by different artists of diverse genres.

The program includes highlights from modern composer John William's many famous movie soundtracks to Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's classic Procession of the Nobles and J. S. Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.Works by Emmanuel Chabrier, Hector Berlioz, William Boyce, Gabriel Faure, and Franz Gruber will also be performed.

John Webster, the new director of the Curry-Del Norte Orchestra, said he enjoyed the creative challenge of selecting this season's pieces.