What a treatPublished 6:02pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012
To the editor:
The Greensboro (N.C.) Youth Orchestra celebrated the joy of music with an appreciative crowd Saturday afternoon at the Tryon Fine Arts Center… for free!
The crowd rewarded the young players with a standing ovation which they deserved. There were a few missed notes, but their program was quite ambitious and they executed difficult music attentively and with professional grace beyond their years.
We were particularly struck by their mature demeanor and by their talent, most evident in the allegro vivace movement of the Ibert flute concerto performed by Allison Baker.
Additional kudos are due concertmistress Hannah Walser and harpist Taylor Ann Fleshman.
The performance provided a perfect opportunity for us to initiate our granddaughters Isabella, 5, and Olivia 3, into the pleasures, both aural and visual, of a full orchestra.
Under the able baton of music director Nathaniel Beverluis, the young musicians charmed us all.
And afterwards, we got a hands-on close-up look at a cello and a bass fiddle, courtesy of the mom of one performer who was sitting behind us. Super bonus!
Much appreciation to the crew at Tryon Fine Arts Center for scoring this opportunity for our community. Greenville Youth Symphony, please come back to see us.
– Mary Ann and
Olin Sansbury, Tryon