Starlight Symphony Orchestra Musical Holiday Radio Broadcast
The Starlight Symphony Orchestra presented “A Merry Musical Holiday Radio Broadcast,” on Sunday at the Wimberley First Baptist Church in Wimberley to a capacity crowd. The original show by Zachary Bobrowski and David Oertel was one of three SSO performed over the weekend.
David Oertel, served as Music Director and Conductor for the show, with Marian Brackney as Concertmaster, and the night’s performance included dancers from Wimberley Dance Elite. The venue was free and open to the public.
The holiday concert was given in the format as a Radio City Music Hall production, complete with the quirky humor of “On Air” personalities of Doug DeGirolamo and Phillip De Los Santos.
The strings were powerful and sweetly in tune as the night’s music opened with “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson, basically a collection of holiday classics ranging from “Jingle Bells,” to “Silent Night.” The piece also had a uniquely strong presence by brass and percussion.
The second piece, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” made a quick movement into a jazzy sound and strongly hinted to the eclectic nature of the evening’s music.
The evening did not disappoint, as it was an interactive, family-fun evening, filled with humor and heartwarming holiday favorites.
About the Starlight Symphony Orchestra:
The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a regional community orchestra for the Central Texas Community composed of volunteer musicians, of wildly varying ages, from Austin, Bee Cave, Blanco, Buda, Canyon Lake, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Lockhart, Johnson City, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Oak Hill, San Marcos, West Lake and Wimberley.
Orchestra members enjoy performing both classical and pop music and rehearse diligently to present exceptional concerts. A solo competition for students is held each year, inviting top students to perform and compete for music scholarships. The Starlight Symphony also works in conjunction with hill country school districts to augment their music curriculums with mentoring programs and music appreciation programs in each school.
The nonprofit orchestra is supported by donations.
For more information visit https://www.starlightsymphony.org .
Photos by John Pacheco