On Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Taylorsville-SLCC Symphony Orchestra (TSO), under the direction of Adam Larson, will perform the first concert of their tenth season.
Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in room 167 of the Administration building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The evening, titled “Black Tie and Latin Flair,” will include musical selections such as Somewhere in Time, Theme from West Side Story and Aria.
“The orchestra is filled with your friends, family, and neighbors and is the most accessible and exciting way to see the classics come alive.” writes Larson.
Since 2003, the TSO has been entertaining local audiences with their harmonic music.
This concert will be held at Taylorsville High School. Admission is free, though cash donations are welcome, and the orchestra requests guests wear Sunday dress attire.
Larson has performed in a variety of music groups such as the Utah Wind Symphony, The Park City Brass Quintet, and Portrait Brass Band, and is also is the director of Instrumental Music at Skyline High School.
Larson has worked with accomplished artists such as Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel, Commander/Conductor of the internationally renowned U.S. Air Force Band and the famous Dutch composer Johan de Meij, best known for The Lord of the Rings Symphony.
According to TSO President Katrina Thatcher, The SLCC Orchestra combined its members with the Taylorsville Symphony Orchestra in 2005 to create an outstanding ensemble, and the orchestra has a unique style all its own.
The TSO is made up of students from SLCC, as well as individuals and families from along the Wasatch Front.
This diverse group of performers is complemented by an equally diverse lineup of instruments throughout the orchestra.
The TSO is a non-profit organization which is sponsored by the Taylorsville Arts Council and public funding from the Zoo Arts and Parks program. They have several concerts throughout the year, and always offer free admission, though they also partner with theatrical productions that charge at the door.
“We don’t care where you come from or who you have played for, just love the music and enjoy yourself as you perform,” said Thatcher. “Rehearsals are something to look forward to. It’s relaxing, fun and the time flies by.”