Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A very big concert

Last Sunday was a very big concert for the Life Sciences Orchestra in just about every sense of the world. It was the 10th winter concert for the LSO, marking a decade of physicians, public health faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and many others making music together. It was remarkable (according to reputable sources) that an non-professional orchestra put together Mahler’s Second Symphony, which is a substantial piece of music to say the least. It was a big commitment for audience members to listen through 90 minutes of music without an intermission. And finally, it was a big group of musicians: over 100 singers and nearly 100 musicians according to the official press release. I still feel a little overwhelmed by the whole thing!

In case you missed this one, mark our next one on your calendar: Thursday, April 22, 7pm at Hill Auditorium. We’ll be playing:

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Dvorák: Cello Concerto, I Mvt.
Berio: Ritirata notturna di Madrid
Falla: Three-cornered Hat (Suite No. 1)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole


  1. I heard it was awesome! One of the guys I work with has a daughter in the LSO, Cathy Vogt - French Horn.

  2. The LSO has an incredible knack for bridging different groups of people. I don't know Cathy personally, but know I've seen her around!