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Thank you music lovers - This is for you!

This is your music performed by your friends and your community.

The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is going into our 30th year of bringing professional music performances to Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

It is not difficult to find a fairly lengthy list of cities where orchestras or symphonies have had major problems including many who have folded; Philadelphia, Louisville, Syracuse, New York Albuquerque, Honolulu, Minneapolis and more. Yet, here in Rocky Mount, NC, keeping the arts alive has continued for 30 years.

Keeping the arts alive is not easy. However, keeping the arts alive is critical.

Please come out and enjoy our live music performances.

Thank you music lovers - This is for you!

This is your music performed by your friends and your community.

The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is going into our 30th year of bringing professional music performances to Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

It is not difficult to find a fairly lengthy list of cities where orchestras or symphonies have had major problems including many who have folded; Philadelphia, Louisville, Syracuse, New York Albuquerque, Honolulu, Minneapolis and more. Yet, here in Rocky Mount, NC, keeping the arts alive has continued for 30 years.

Keeping the arts alive is not easy. However, keeping the arts alive is critical.

Please come out and enjoy our live music performances.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (afternoon)

Young Artist Competition

This is a non-piano year: other instrumentalists and vocalists only.

Students will perform one movement for the judges (or several vocal pieces) and the winner will perform it with the Tar River Orchestra at a concert in the 2016-2017 season.

Memorization is strongly encouraged, but not required. The contestant will be responsible for providing his/her own accompanist.

Open to youth 10-18 years old.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, NC

download the application.

Sat., June 4th, 2016
7:30 PM

Chairman's Picnic and Concert

Welcome back to another Tar River Orchestra and Chorus outside concert.

This Chairman's Picnic and Concert is scheduled for June 4th and the theme will be a Touch of America. Music featured will be Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Stars and Stripes Forever; composers featured will include John Williams and John Phillip Sousa.

The concert will be outside with a variety of activities designed to create an American Back Yard Summer. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics and enjoy the summer evening and great music. The Tar River League will be on hand selling picnic food and beverages.

Tar River Symphonic Band,
Tar River Chorus,
Tar River Children's Chorus
and Tar River Youth Wind Ensemble

Crocker Farm
3358 Turkey Foot Road in Rocky Mount

TROC is bringing our live performances straight into the community this year with concerts at local churches, Nash Community College and even a backyard concert at the home of our Chairman of the Board. Concerts are being held in smaller concert venues so everyone can get close to the music and feel like you are part of the live music experience.

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