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Fall is in the ear: Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra to play a diverse program

Young violinists with the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra play before a rehearsal. The orchestra will perform a fall concert in Carbondale on Sunday.
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Young violinists with the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra play before a rehearsal. The orchestra will perform a fall concert in Carbondale on Sunday.

Young musicians will play music from several different cultures, eras and genres at the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra’s fall concert on Sunday in Carbondale.

The free show, at Third Street Center, will start at 4 p.m.

The program includes classical compositions such as Vivaldi’s “Autumn” and Paul Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” as well as traditional Mexican dance songs and Irish fiddle tunes.

Also on the lineup are “The Old Boatman,” a composition by African American composer Florence Beatrice Price.

Sarah Graf, executive director for the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra, said the variety of music — and diversity of composers — has been a focus for the organization.

“We're really glad to be playing ('The Old Boatman') on the program to add to the diversity of the music,” Graf said. “And that's been a big goal of ours — to start being sure that we're really including a wide range of composers and traditions in the music that we're playing.”

Families with young children and aspiring musicians are encouraged to attend the concert.

The performers range in age from kindergartners to high schoolers.

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Kaya Williams is the Edlis Neeson Arts and Culture Reporter at Aspen Public Radio, covering the vibrant creative and cultural scene in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. She studied journalism and history at Boston University, where she also worked for WBUR, WGBH, The Boston Globe and her beloved college newspaper, The Daily Free Press. Williams joins the team after a stint at The Aspen Times, where she reported on Snowmass Village, education, mental health, food, the ski industry, arts and culture and other general assignment stories.