24th Annual Jubilee! Summer Orchestra Concert on Aug. 12th

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The Jubilee! Summer Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Scheider, will present its 24th annual concert on Sunday, August 12th, at 7:30 pm inside the Jubilee Church at 46 Wall Street in downtown Asheville.

This year’s program, entitled “Story of the West,“ features music of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein in addition to film music from “Dances with Wolves” and “Lord of the Rings.”

The orchestra, founded by saxophonist and conductor Earl Hefley,consists of approximately 50 amateur and professional musicians from throughout western North Carolina. This season marks the 11th anniversary of the current music director Eric Scheider, Asheville based cellist and teacher.


“The Jubilee! Summer Orchestra (JSO) has a long tradition of diverse programming. This year is no exception,” says JSO music director Scheider.

Admission is $5 per person, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Program: Story of the West

West Side Story Selections​​​​​ – Bernstein/Mason
Kora: West African Harp Tunes​​​​ – Traditional
Super flumina Babylonis​​​​​ – Tomás Luis de Victoria
Dances with Wolves Suite​​​​​ – Barry/Rosenhaus
In the Steppes of Central Asia​​​​ – Borodin
Buckaroo Holiday and Hoedown​​​​ – Copland (​From “Rodeo”)
“Into the West” from Lord of the Rings​​​ – Lenox/Walsh/Shore