Newton symphony concert has local connections

Tabor College student Zach Neumann is one of two Young Soloist winners who will perform at the Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra Winter Classics Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Newton.Four Peabody residents will be among the musicians performing at the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra Winter Classics Concert ?Sensuous Sere?nade? at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Newton High School.

Adrienne Dougherty, Susan Mayo, Kate Bergman and Greg Bergman of Peabody will perform with the community orchestra under the direction of Thomas W. Douglas.

The concert will feature the sixth annual Young Soloist winners Asia Haque (clarinet), a junior at Andover High School, and Zach Neumann (piano), a sophomore music major at Tabor College in Hillsboro.

The concert highlights popular music selections such as ?Fanfare for the Common Man? and ?William Tell Overture,? as well as classic performances celebrating the works of Beethoven and Mozart.

?We are extremely excited to have such talented young soloists join NMKSO for the Winter Concert,? Douglas said. ?Asia will be featured on Weber?s ?Clari?net Concertino? and Zach will be the soloist for Beethoven?s ?Piano Concerto No. 3, Mvt. I.?

Douglas, in his third season as NMKSO?s music director, has nearly 200 symphonic, opera, oratorio and music theater productions to his credit.

Sunday?s concert is the second for the orchestra?s 2013-14 season ?iMood,? which celebrates how moods and emotions are expressed through music.

Tickets for ?Sensuous Serenade? are $12/14 for adults, $6/7 for students, and free admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at The Leaf Tea Lounge, Faith & Life Bookstore, and the NMKSO office at 120 W. 6th St.; or online at

For more information, contact NMKSO at 316-772-3265.

More from Hillsboro Free Press
Marion students feted for academics
Marion High School has released its honor roll for the first nine...
Read More