Today we had the great pleasure of listening to the most beautiful music…in the little town of Manistique! And at the High school auditorium, no less. This was contempory music chosen by the 90 year old music director, conductor and founder of the orchestra, Robert Boudreau. They are a full orchestra minus the strings and the saxophone. The musicians were chosen from all over the world to travel the Great Lakes area and perform for the summer.
I especially loved the trombone played by Will Ford. His trombone played a lead role in Colloquy, by William Goldstein. Truly, it brought me to tears. And I found myself taking deep breaths for him.
The story of this orchestra is worth checking out. www.americanwindsymphonyorchestra.org
I am so pleased we were able to experience this group in such an intimate setting. Thank you Manistique for bringing them here, and the townspeople for housing and welcoming the musicians.