Kordel Carter

Kordel Carter will perform as a clarinet soloist at Saturday night's Danville Symphony Orchestra Spring Pops Concert.

The Danville Symphony Orchestra presents its Spring Pops Concert featuring dance music for multiple generations Saturday night.

From classical dance to Duke Ellington to Grease, there will be music to keep the toes tapping.

A special feature of this concert is clarinet soloist Kordel Carter.

Carter, 28, attended Danville Public Schools and began playing the clarinet at Westwood Middle School. He continued throughout his high school years with the George Washington High School band and orchestra.

Kordel joined the Danville Symphony Orchestra eight years ago and is now a major volunteer player with group.

He is employed with Microsoft as a datacenter engineer within the cloud operations and innovations division.

His free spirit will be showcased as he presents the “Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto” — a jazz favorite.

Other program pieces will include “The King and I,” “My Fair Lady,” “Blue Tango and “LaBamba.” Some surprise dancers will join the orchestra to add to the evening’s entertainment.

The concert will be held at George Washington High School auditorium. There is no charge for the 8 p.m. event, but to help the community, symphony members ask attendees to bring non-perishable food or cash for God’s Storehouse, a local food pantry.

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