Past Concerts and Events
Nov. 5, 2022
Food. Beer. Music.
All ages welcome!
East Grand Forks Eagles Club
227 10th St. NW
Free Will donation to benefit the GGFSO
Join Maestro Drago, guest artist Roman Fedchuk, and other international friends as they come together to celebrate music.
5:00pm: Wine and hors d’oeuvres
A meet and greet with the musicians will follow the concert.
1726 S Washington St., Grand Forks
* Ticket sales to benefit the GGFSO
* Free will donation to benefit Ukrainian relief efforts
114th Concert Season: 2021-2022
Artistic Director – Dr. Alejandro Drago
October 10, 2021
● Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance
● Gustav Holst - Brook Green Suite
● Philip Wilby - Concerto for Euphonium
Soloist: Dr. Joel Pugh, euphonium
● Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
December 12, 2021
● Johann Baptist Vanhal - Concerto for Double Bass in D major
Soloist: Michael Farrick (Winner of the 2021 GGFSO Youth Concerto Competition)
● P. I. Tchaikovsky - “Nutcracker” Suite No. 1 Op. 71a
● A Selection of British Carols (arranged for orchestra by Tom Kennedy, John Cacavas, and John Finnegan)
March 6, 2022
● Walton, William - Viola Concerto
Soloist: David Pedraza, viola
● Gustav Holst - The Planets
Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
May 8, 2022
● Edward Elgar - Chanson de Matin (Morning Song)
● Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations, Op. 36
● Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85
Soloist: Dennis Parker, cello.
2022 Young Audience Concert
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Chester Fritz Auditorium, UND @ 10:30 a.m.
Benjamin Britten - Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34 (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)
Special Event: Tango
Here is a sneak peek of our talented Music Director, Dr. Alejandro Drago. This recording is from Međunarodni Muzički Festival Constantinus ("Constantinus" International Music Festival) in Niš, Serbia:
Concert and Fundraising Event
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Concert featuring The Griffon String Quartet
Social, Dinner, and Silent Auction to follow concert
The music and dance known as Tango exudes not only excitement, passion, and rhythm, but also melancholy, longing, and contemplation. This beautiful fusion of Afro-Spanish rhythms and European styles originated in Buenos Aires in the late 1800’s and quickly gained popularity as it spread from the suburbs of Buenos Aires to European high society in the early 1900’s.
Our Music Director, Alejandro Drago, who grew up in the Tango culture of Buenos Aires, will introduce the audience to its mysterious and fascinating world through a selection of arrangements and compositions, sure to transport you to the city that was once dubbed "The Paris of South America".