Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra presents "Autumn Anniversaries"

The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra salutes three important musical anniversaries in their season opening concert, “Autumn Anniversaries.” The concert is October 19, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre (PAT). Cellist Helen Newby and the AVC Dance Ensemble will be featured guest artists.

Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger celebrates his 200th birthday. Commemorating Witold Lutoslawski’s 100th birthday, cellist Helen Newby performs his Cello Concerto. AVC’s Dance Ensemble, directed by Cynthia Littlefield, will join the orchestra in Igor Stravinsky’s iconic 1913 ballet, The Rite of Spring

The Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre is located at 3041 West Avenue K in Lancaster. An informational curtain-raiser lecture will be presented one hour prior to the performance. General admission is $20; senior, military and AVC staff admission is $18; and student admission is $10. $15 tickets are also available with a discount coupon. The PAT box office is open Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and two hours prior to the performance. Tickets are also available by phone, (661) 722-6580, or online at