Winter Concerts warm the spirits

Here’s the small ensemble I play with (the Cape Cod Conservatory String Ensemble) playing at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on January 30th.  We had a large crowd (168 attendees) and had great fun playing various classical and modern selections.  Our conductor, Bo Ericsson, is the cello principal of the Cape Symphony Orchestra.  We now are practicing new pieces for a concert in May.
That’s me on the left, playing second cello.
Another rewarding activity was the visit of the Cape Community Orchestra to the Sandwich School System last Wednesday.  About half of the orchestra was able to participate in this “Introduction to the Orchestra” for three Sandwich, MA elementary schools (kindergarden through 4th grade).  We played a concert at each school during the day, playing to a total of 1100 VERY enthusiastic students.  They seemed to love everything we played, but especially those pieces that featured the percussion section!
Thanks to my friend Marilyn for the photo of us getting ready to play at the last concert of the day.  It was wonderful to see all those children enjoying classical music.
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