Opus 2 String Orchestra will perform Sunday, February 11, at 4:00 PM at Christian Life Church, 900 7th Street, Trafford. It will be the first concert the group has performed in this venue. "We held a rehearsal at Christian Life in late January," said Opus board president Jim Buchin. "Our director, Megan Martz, and our musicians all felt the acoustics were excellent, so we're looking forward to holding our first concert in this new setting."
Sunday's concert will include two John Williams pieces that celebrate the Olympics, “The Olympic Spirit,” written for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and “Summon the Heroes,” written for the 100thanniversary of the modern Olympic games. Additional pieces by Christoph Gluck, Jeffrey Bishop, and Richard Meyer will complete the program. The concert will last approximately one hour, and is designed to be family-friendly.
Young musicians from all over Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs perform with Opus 2, which is designed to provide performance opportunities and instruction beyond those provided by school and private lessons. Adult mentors and co-learners also play with the group. The director is Megan Martz, orchestra director of the Moon School district and an Opus alumna.
A voluntary donation at the concert's conclusion will support the orchestra's expenses. For more information about Opus, please see opus2strings.wix.com/opus or OPUSIIStringOrchestra on Facebook.