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Youth orchestra to present free concert tonight

Program to feature Gounoud, Bach, Grainger, local composition

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform its annual concert at 8 p.m. tonight at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore, located on the corner of Fourth and South L streets.

The orchestra will play under the direction of Goran Berg, director of Sycamore Strings Academy in Livermore, and Kathy Boster, music teacher at Livermore's East Avenue Middle School.

The performance will include "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounoud, more familiar to audiences as the theme from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents;" the third movement of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major; "Irish Tune from County Derry" by Percy Grainger, recognized as the tune of Irish folk song Danny Boy; and the world premiere of "Changing of the Seasons," composed and conducted by Peter Chatterjee, an alumnus of Granada High School and the Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Chatterjee, a student of composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, composed the piece during the harsh winter last year, hoping it would encourage spring to arrive soon.

Admission to the concert is free.

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