TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra will kick off its 2021-22 season from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 with “Forgotten Gems,” a program that includes classical music that appears in popular movies and TV shows.
The cost of admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children 10 and under are free. The concert will take place in the Cecilian Auditorium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.
During the performance, the sinfonietta will honor Martha Jean Nyatawa, the band’s concertmistress of 20 years who died in April of 2020 from COVID-19 complications. Nyatawa taught violin, viola, cello and piano to students of all ages.
In writing the narration for this concert, Music Director James Chesterson said he found that an estimated 80% of Americans have their first exposure to classical music through the Walt Disney and Looney Tunes cartoons.