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Hartnell College Orchestra to Present Music and Images from Disney's "Fantasia"

May 8th, 2003

One of the most revered and historic animated feature films ever made, Walt Disney's "Fantasia," will come to life Thursday, May 29, when the Hartnell College Community Orchestra presents music from the movie in a multi-media presentation.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 on the main stage of the Performing Arts Building.

"As the orchestra plays music from 'Fantasia,' images from the movie will be displayed on a large screen," said Carl Christensen, orchestra director and Hartnell music instructor.

Classical pieces from the film - made in the late 1930s - include Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite," Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Modeste Moussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" and Amilcare Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours."

In addition to the music from "Fantasia," professional pianist Dorothy Ascoli of Guatemala City, Guatemala, will perform Felix Mendelssohn's "First Piano Concerto."

For more information, call (831) 755-6906.