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Newton symphony in concert Sunday at Tabor

Classical music will fill the air Sunday as Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra performs a winter classics concert at Tabor College.

The 4 p.m. performance in Richert Auditorium will be the first guest performance in the new Sheri Flaming Center for the Arts.

The program will include works from Franz von Suppé, Richard Strauss, and Carl Stamitz, and will feature winners of the symphony’s annual Young Soloist Competition.

One of the performers, Sterling High School sophomore Jacob Engelland, is a piano student of Tabor professor Sheila Litke. He will play “Youth Piano Concerto No. 3” by Dimitri Kabalevsky.

Music director Thomas W. Douglas, in his seventh season with the community orchestra, has conducted more than 200 symphonic, opera, oratorio, and music theater productions, and is a faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon University Music and Drama Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra is comprised of professionals, community musicians, music educators, and advanced high school and college students. Many orchestra members participate in Tabor’s production of Handel’s “Messiah” and spring oratorio concert.

Ticket are available at Faith & Life Bookstore and symphony office, and can be purchased at the door or online at

Last modified Jan. 26, 2018