Once again, the Triangle Youth String Sinfonia had the wonderful opportunity of performing their spring concert program for the Governor Morehead School, a school for visually impaired students. The musicians of Sinfonia, of course, were grateful to have an additional opportunity to perform the music they had worked all semester on. The music selected this semester was fun, but challenging for the members of Sinfonia and both the concert at Morehead and the concert at Cary Arts Center were exhilarating experiences.
What made the performance at Morehead especially enjoyable was the response of the audience. To play for an appreciative audience is always a treat for musicians, and the students at the Governor Morehead School showed genuine delight during all parts of the concert. Because the students at the school are visually impaired, Luanne Roth began the concert by describing each of the instruments in the orchestra. The Sinfonia musicians then left their seats on stage and intermingled with the students of Morehead, letting the students touch and hold their instruments. The Sinfonia musicians enjoyed meeting the students of Morehead and sharing their knowledge of their instruments. The performance itself went well. After each piece, the students of Morehead clapped wholeheartedly, bringing smiles to the faces of the performing musicians.
All in all, it was an uplifting concert for everyone involved. The Philharmonic Association is grateful to be so enthusiastically received each year by the Governor Morehead School.