Meridian Symphony Orchestra will present "Bits and Pieces" next week featuring an array of masterworks.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road.

“Bits and Pieces” features pieces by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Schubert, conducted by artistic director Jim Ogle.

"It is a pretty unique concept — we are playing a movement each from a bunch of very famous orchestra works," Meridian Symphony spokeswoman Janelle Brown said.

Guest soloists Kate Jarvis and Nicole Oswald will perform Bach’s "Concerto for Two Violins" with guest conductor Craig Purdy.

"Both Kate and Nicole are past winners of our Young Artists Competition and performed solos with the symphony," Brown said. "Kate is now the assistant concertmaster with the Boise Philharmonic and Nicole is studying at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Both studied during their younger days with Craig Purdy ... so it will be a reunion of sorts onstage."

Tickets are $11 for adults, $4 for children, and $9 for seniors, students and military members. Tickets may be purchased online at, at ticket outlets listed on the website and at the door. 

The performance will include:

  • The Largo from Antonín Dvorak’s "New World" Symphony
  • Andante from F.J. Haydn’s “The Clock" Symphony No. 101
  • The Allegro Moderato from Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony
  • The Finale from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
  • Plus, Emmanuel Charbrier’s “Espana” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for two violins in D minor with soloists Kate Jarvis and Nicole Oswald.


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