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On Saturday, March 17, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Jonathan Hallstrom, will perform its first concert of the spring season. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel. Part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

The concert program will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, also known as the “Jupiter” symphony, and Celebratory Overture by Peter Ré, professor of music emeritus. Flutist Elyssa Ford, a sophomore from Eastland, Texas, will perform Charles Griffes’s Poem for flute and orchestra. Pianist Natalie McKechnie, a first-year student from Stowe, Vt., will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (K. 467). Ford and McKechnie were joint winners of the Music Department’s annual concerto competition.

Maine’s largest college orchestra, the Colby Symphony Orchestra includes student, faculty and community musicians. For information about this year’s schedule of Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at 207-872-3236.