A Hubbard girl will perform with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra Saturday as it opens its 85th season.
Cortney MacKay, 12, will perform "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie "Titanic" and "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie" after winning a "Rising Stars" competition sponsored by the orchestra last spring.
She has been singing and performing since she was 5 years old, and she made her musical debut last fall playing the title character in Easy Street Productions' "Annie" at Powers Auditorium. In addition to her "Rising Stars" title with the orchestra, Cortney won Trumbull County Idol in July.
She also performs regularly with the New Castle Mini Stars and performs at numerous events singing the national anthem among other patriotic songs.
Music director Michael Gelfand will lead the orchestra in Warren M. Mitchell's "Greenville Anniversary Song" to commemorate the community's 175th anniversary. Other selections include music from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and compositions by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Dmitri Kabalevsky.
Trumpet player Christopher Krummel will join the orchestra on Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenberg Concerto No. 2 F Major and Alan Hovhaness' "Prayer of St. Gregory." Krummel is principal trumpet with both the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Thiel College's Passavant Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Students and children are admitted free.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at www.thegreenvillesymphony.org.