Orchestra Performs Opening Concert Locally

by Courtney Wheaton on October 26, 2013 at 5:02 am

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra rehearsed for their opening concert at Muskingum University on Saturday.

This is the organization’s 40th season anniversary and  to celebrate, Musical Director and Conductor,Laura E. Schumann says that visitor’s can expect to hear musical selections from Beethoven and local community members.

"What can they not expect. It’s going to be awesome, it’s great music, it’s great musicians, you’ll have about 45 to 50 people up on the stage playing great music just for you," said Schumann.

This year’s soloist and Cambridge native, Gordon Hough is a musical manager on the Princess Cruise line, where he travels all over the world playing a variety of instruments . He says he came back home to play with the talented orchestra.

" I will be playing five different instruments," said Hough. I’ll be featured on alto sax in a classical number with the orchestra and then there are three numbers I arranged specifically for this concert with the orchestra’s string section and percussion actually, and I’ll be featured on alto sax, keyboard, flute and clarinet."

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Muskingum University’s Brown Chapel in New Concord Sunday evening. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children 18 and under. For more information or to buy a season subscription you can visit the orchestra’s website online at www.seoso.org.