Hello, Senior Symphony! Lots of Great Information for You!

Dear Senior Symphony Musicians and Families,

I hope that all of your flowers, veggies, and lawns are enjoying this spot of rain today!  I also hope you are having an enjoyable summertime, too.

I writing to share the orchestra’s 2022-2023 schedule as well as the music we’ll play this coming season— for a preview just give a listen to the links included in the attachments to this email.

I know how busy you all are, so I hope this calendar information will help you navigate the year ahead!  Please review the attached and save, print out, and plot in the dates to your calendars. I even included the Chamber Orchestra dates for those of you who want to play in that orchestra. Next week you can expect Seating Audition information will be shared with you, too.  You can look for that by next Thursday or Friday—July 21 or 22. Last, please finish up getting your forms and payments in—I know the operations staff has been super busy processing everyone’s information. Thanks!

Some highlights of the season:

  • We’ll again perform Welcome Concerts for the young String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble musicians on September 8 and 12.
  • Our Community Concerts will be in November—we thought easing the load in February would be smart.
  • We will perform Rimsky Korsakov’s Sheherazade!  I am so excited!
  • Yes! We will perform in the MSO’s Bradley Symphony Center in February! (Do any of you play the Saxophone?) : )
  • Those traveling with the orchestra will receive music and rehearse a bit for the tour to Belgium and the Netherlands in spring.  There’s still time to get involved if you want to sign up.

Thanks very much to the incredibly generous and creative Senior Symphony Program Committee! Listed just below are the musicians who volunteered when I asked the orchestra for input in designing our season.  These students really brought their “A Game” to the process, and like always in musical matters, everyone learned a lot—especially me! Special thanks to those who contributed hours and hours over the months of June and July.

  • Sofia Castanho-Bollinger, Violin
  • Shreya Girish, Flute
  • Daniel Grady, Percussion
  • Hans Hemann, Violin
  • Cecilia Koth, Violin
  • Marisa Lehner, Flute
  • Richard Nickel, Violin
  • Josie Sagan, Trombone
  • Noor Salameh, Cello
  • Henry Snavely, Violin
  • Jayanth Suthan, Violin

Thanks for all the energy you are giving to your practice this summer—as you know this is a GREAT time for progress in all areas of your technique and musicianship.

Very best wishes to you and yours wherever this may find you!



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