61st Season Opener Wrap-Up
Sunday, October 15, 2017, was a joyful day as we opened our 61st Season with a concert at the historic Bob Carr Theater.
The opener started with Overture Strings who performed four pieces, one of which was Hunting the Wild Beast, followed by our Prelude Orchestra that played three pieces, with their last being Slavonic Dance No. 1, Op. 46, and then our Philharmonia Orchestra who performed Hungarian Dance No. 5 along with two other pieces. Then we introduced our brand new Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Rupert, playing various pieces such as Spider-Man, Night Train, and I Can’t Stop Loving You.
We were pleased to feature guest artist Thomas Potter (Baritone) as he performed Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) accompanied by the FSYO Symphonic Orchestra. This moment was a highlight for several students as they were able to play with someone who has made a career out of being a musician. They then wrapped up the concert with Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite. The concert was capped with a cupcake reception provided by JillyCakes to celebrate the success of the students thus far.
Photo Credit: Lindsay Parks Neel