| Kenneth Woods|
Small towns all over the country have orchestras. They're often semi-professional outfits, with volunteers, retirees and a few ringers.
That could accurately describe the Oregon East Symphony in Pendleton. But few community orchestras would tackle such a monumental piece of music as this one: Mahler's Symphony Number Five.
The Oregon East Symphony will perform the 70-minute, three-part symphony this Sunday afternoon in Pendleton.
Music Director Kenneth Woods will conduct the performance.
He says the orchestra - which people jokingly call, "The Best Damn Redneck Orchestra on Earth" - is unique, and up to the challenge.