Celebrate the Seasons Concert A Success


Celebrate the Seasons

The first concert of the subscriber season is now officially behind us and it was an overwhelming success. The Symphony began with a 20th Century piece entitled “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland.

“This is not only a difficult piece to play, but can be a difficult piece to listen to” said Conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth. “People had been asking for it in our audience survey’s and they really seemed to love it. Our patrons have such an advance musical taste and that’s so exciting.”

The concert continued with the Antonio Vivalid’s “Four Seasons” with soloist and 2010 Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition winner Haerim Lee. Many of those in attendance have long enjoyed Vivaldi and, most especially, his “Four Seasons” but had never gotten the opportunity to hear it played live in a concert hall. The audience was glued to their seats throughout the performance and Lee was a delight to watch as she poured her heart and soul into each portion.

After a brief intermission, the Symphony returned to the stage to further delight concert attendees with “Symphony No. 1 Opus 38 B-flat major” or shortly titled “Spring” by Robert Shumann. Overall, it was a wonderful evening and the patrons voiced their appreciation as they left the concert hall.