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Rehearsal BDAO

Director Rich Zeman conducts rehearsal with the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra for the performance of “The Selfish Giant.”

BDAO to present ‘The Selfish Giant’

WAUPUN — Beaver Dam Area Orchestra will host a free concert featuring the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, “The Selfish Giant,” from 3-4 p.m. Sunday in the Waupun City Hall Auditorium, 201 E Main St, Waupun. Mark Salentine will narrate.

“The Selfish Giant” showcases the individual orchestral instruments throughout with French horns, trumpets and timpani introducing the story then flutes and oboes join to represent the birds and children and then the bassoon, followed by the tuba to express the voice of the giant and the string bass as the giant’s friend, the ogre. The trombones get to use their slides in cartoon style.

“America, the Beautiful” will honor Veterans Day; the “Russian Sailor’s Dance” and “The Wizard of Oz” arrangement will close the program.

A second performance is planned for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17, at the Beaver Dam High School Auditorium, 500 Gould St., Beaver Dam.

For more information, visit bdorchestra.com.