Retired NWL teachers perform a little night music
Jan Pavelco and Patrice Tritt’s motto may very well be “It’s never too late to learn.”
Five years ago, the two retired Northwestern Lehigh teachers decided they wanted to make music, so they picked up some instruments and joined an orchestra of like-minded folks.
Tritt chose to return to her original instrument.
“I played the trumpet throughout high school,” said Tritt, of New Tripoli.
Pavelco, who lives in Orefield, decided to learn the violin, fulfilling a wish she always had.
“We rehearse every Thursday,” she said.
The two women performed alongside the other members of the Valley Community Orchestra, presenting a varied program at Moravian College, Bethlehem, for an audience of family and friends eager to enjoy music on a warm June evening.
The program included perennial favorites such as selections from Mozart’s “Figaro,” Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
In addition to their weekly rehearsals, the orchestra performs at nursing homes and elementary schools during the year as well as offering two concerts in Moravian College’s Foy Hall.
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