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Orchestral snapshots: Merkley joins CSO to celebrate Britten’s 100th with ‘Young Person’s Guide’

Orchestral snapshots: Merkley joins CSO to celebrate Britten’s 100th with ‘Young Person’s Guide’

It isn’t often that Marty Merkley recites rhymes in front of a packed Amphitheater, but he hopes that tonight will be one of those nights.

Merkley, Chautauqua Institution vice president and director of programming, will perform his rhyming adaptation of the narration that accompanies Benjamin Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” This year marks the British composer’s 100th birthday, and Merkley said that performing Britten’s most well-known piece to mark the occasion was a no-brainer.