Last night the Orchestra presented its first concert of the season. We were extremely well received by the audience and were impressed by the number of young people in attendance. Our young soloists for the evening were in fine form; if they were at all nervous it didn't show!
It's always amazing how the things that seem to plague us in rehearsal always manage to come together by concert night. The Orchestra's sound is certainly evolving into something very interesting and exciting. We musicians can attest to the strict artistic discipline and musical accountability Maestro Domine imposes on the Orchestra, and that can only be a good thing!
We are not a "professional," full-time orchestra, at least in the sense that we do not rehearse every day or perform multiple times a week. When we do meet to rehearse and perform it feels more like a gathering of friends getting together to have a good time rather than a group of musicians simply doing a job. And yet we still manage to balance that informal vibe with the highest professional standards. That's a nice combination that not every orchestra can boast. This group of friends is very much looking forward to the rest of the season. We hope you are too!