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Coastside Orchestra celebrates spring on May 10

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Violinist Bruce Yu will be the featured musician for the Coastside Community Orchestra Spring Concert on May 10.

The concert will be performed 7 p.m. at the Coastside Lutheran Church, 900 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019.

Directed by Robert Smith, the orchestra will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. Also on the program is Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvorak. Popularly known as the New World Symphony where Dvorak was inspired by Native American music to compose a wide range of melodies. Dvorak's lively Slavonic Dances will also be performed.

Bruce Yu is well-known to Half Moon Bay audiences as the former violinist for Trio Cabrillo which has played several concerts to benefit the Coastside Orchestra’s Music Scholarship Program.

The 2014 Music Scholarship winners will also be announced during the program and there will be a reception held during intermission.

The scholarships, which can be used for music-related activities such as music camp and lessons, are presented annually to several local instrumental music students. A mini-grant will be presented to a local school to help fund a music education activity. Last year, this mini-grant helped several classes Coastside elementary students attend a San Francisco Symphony concert.

Starting with five musicians in 1983, the Coastside Community Orchestra now has about 50 performers. There are annual winter and spring concerts.

Admission is $10 general, $7 for seniors and free for students and children. For more information, visit www.coastsidecommunityorchestra.com.

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