A Fellow’s Reflection: Jan. 16- Jan. 29

Barely did we get back from winter break before Civic launched into its next concert cycle.  The program consisted of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy’s La Mer, and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.  Our conductor for this cycle was Rossen Milanov, who brought the music to life with his clear technique and beautiful musicianship.  The…

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A Fellow’s Reflection: Dec. 19 – Jan. 15

Before most musicians begin with a full-time orchestra, they likely take part in “audition season.” Winter marks the start of this nerve-wracking period; auditions for schools, pre-professional programs, and summer festivals usually occur between January and March. In addition, professional orchestra auditions start to pick up during these months, as they begin to look toward…

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A Fellows’ Reflection: December 4 – 20

The holiday season often brings busy and calm moments to our lives. Holiday gatherings and flurries of last minute gift shopping are accompanied by relaxed evenings at home with family and friends alike. The Civic Fellows experienced a similar ebb and flow this holiday season. Hot off the heels of the Civic Orchestra’s third annual…

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