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Rancho Cordova Orchestra Provides Free Feast For The Ears

Paul Conley / Capital Public Radio

The Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra performed at the KP International Market Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Paul Conley / Capital Public Radio

Shoppers at the KP International Market in Rancho Cordova were treated to a feast for the ears on Saturday when the 50-piece Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra gave a free concert in the Plaza’s food court.

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The Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra performed at the KP International Market Saturday, May 21, 2016. Paul Conley / Capital Public Radio

CapRadio was there to record some of the music and find out from Artistic Director Pete Nowlen why the group, which has appeared there twice before,  keeps coming back to the unconventional venue.

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The Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra performed at the KP International Market Saturday, May 21, 2016. Paul Conley / Capital Public Radio

The two-hour concert featured the Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof, Bizet’s Carmen Suites One & Two, and Polka, Furiant and Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride (Smetana).

It also included soloist Ray Anthony Trujillo performing the 3rd movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

Watch this video of the performance:

Paul Conley

Managing Editor, Music and Arts

Paul oversees CapRadio's music formats on our radio stations and digital streams. He also supervises the creation of music and arts content across departments and platforms, including capradio.org.  Read Full Bio 

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