The Bates/Bowdoin Orchestra will come together as an ensemble for the first time on Sunday, November 15 in their performance of "The Great Overtures." The concert, presented by the music departments of both colleges, is directed by Hiroya Miura and Roland Vazquez.

The Bates/Bowdoin Orchestra performance will feature both students and community members. The concert program states that it will showcase eight overtures "ranging in time and place from the Baroque period in Germany to the Victorian era in England."

Pieces will include Michael Glinka's famous overture to Russlan and Ludmylla, Giuseppe Verdi's beloved overture to La Traviata, Arthur Sullivan's overture to The Pirates of Penzance, as well as others from Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

The combination of the musical talents of Bowdoin and Bates is not to be missed. As the program states, "overtures are principally written to mark the beginning of exciting things to come, and it is in that spirit that we present the beginning of something new and exciting."

The combined orchestra will perform this Saturday at the Bates College Olin Arts Center before appearing at Bowdoin's Studzinski Recital Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m.