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Columbia Orchestra opens season with old but new

Columbia Orchestra opens season with old but new

When the Columbia Orchestra kicks off its 39th season on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Jim Rouse Theater, music director Jason Love will be performing three pieces for the first time with his orchestra. That should make its new season feel even newer.

The opening piece for this opening concert is the contemporary composer Adam Schoenberg's "Up," which Love described as "a three-minute fanfare to start the season."

The model for this sort of fanfare, he added, is Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." So the audience can expect something fast and festive by way of an opening blast for the 2016-2017 Columbia Orchestra season.