Manhattan Musicians perform July 19 concert

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra musicians perform during a previous concert.

The Finger Lakes Chamber Orchestra Ensemble will perform a free concert Wednesday, July 19. Concert organizers say the audience will be delighted by the flawless performance of the popular “Bach to Rock” theme where there will be something for everybody to recognize. This show features classical chamber music to contemporary American composers, and it even incorporates rock and roll and folk. The free concert will be held as part of the Yates Summer Concert Series and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Yates County Courthouse. This concert will be sponsored by Community Bank and Rotary Club.

Richard Auldon Clark is the artistic director and founder of the annual summer music festival. The musicians from Manhattan travel throughout the Finger Lakes region passing on their message to encourage enjoyment and education of music through history and example. They bring this message to local schools and camps. The quartet features violins, keyboards, and a bass instrument. They have recorded over 40 CDs.

Bring your own lawn chair to this outdoor concert. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors at the First Baptist Church. Intermission refreshments will be provided by the Rotary Club. Enjoy a light meal of hotdogs or hamburgers before the concert at the Baptist concession stand.

Children are invited to participate in organized activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. staffed by Penn Yan Public Library staff and community volunteers. For information on future concerts, check out the Facebook page at Yates Summer Concerts.

If you go

What: Free Chamber Orchestra Concert

When: 6:30 p.m. July 19

Where: Yates County Courthouse Lawn, Main and Court Streets