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Schools' orchestra concert honors longtime educator

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The Ann Arbor Public Schools annual Orchestra Night will honor the memory of the late Elizabeth A.H. Green, an educator at Ann Arbor High School and the University of Michigan for close to 60 years, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave.

The free concert will feature orchestras from all five middle schools as well as Pioneer and Huron High Schools. As a tribute to Miss Green, who died last year at the age of 89, the Slauson Middle School Orchestra under the direction of E. Daniel Long will play one of Miss Green's own compositions: "Chatterbox Symphonette."

Long accidentally found the manuscript (score and parts) a few weeks ago when helping sort out Miss Green's papers at her home. Its premiere was at Hill Auditorium in May, 1950, in a performance conducted by Roger E. Jacobi, then music coordinator for Ann Arbor Public Schools and subsequently, president of Interlochen Arts Academy.