Symphony Plays in Remembrance

by Brittany Shannon on October 24, 2010 at 7:16 am

Music with a Spanish flavor poured out of Brown Chapel at Muskingum University in remembrance.

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra held their first concert of the season Sunday evening featuring the music of Rodrigo. They chose the Spanish composer in memory of their former manager, Karen Brown who lost her battle with cancer last January.

"To honor her, that was why we chose this music and I know she very much enjoyed the Rodrigo and Spanish guitar. As I say all things Spanish she certainly enjoyed so we wanted to do that for her," says Music Director Laura Schumann.

Brown was the orchestra’s manager for 21 years. After her time as manager she continued to play a significant role.

"She brought together a community, a community group and something amazing in our little area," says Schumann.

Following Sunday’s concert, the orchestra held an "art swap" in honor of Karen Brown. Schumann says the manager emeritus enjoyed artwork.

The symphony’s next concert will be held on December 2nd at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville.