It is a cold night as temperature dropped below freezing point, but the holiday spirit is in the air with Christmas music in radio and decorative lighting everywhere eyes can see. I got back to St. Louis after a two-day trip to Houston, just in time for Tiffany’s orchestra concert tonight, a winter tradition of Lindbergh High.
Elaine, Jonathan and I arrived at a packed Lindbergh District Auditorium around 7:30PM, and the concert is in full swing with the Chamber Orchestra wrapping up its last piece.
We found seats in the front section. I sat to the right side while Elaine and Jonathan relocated to the center to better view the cello players.
The 2-hour-long performance, titled “A Holiday Orchestra Concert”, was led and conducted by Susan Rola, the director of the orchestra at Lindbergh. She is an energetic leader of the music group, which performs twice a year (spring and winter) to the parents and teachers of the district.
About 8PM, the Symphony Orchestra takes the stage. The string players are in the front and woodwind players in the back. Tiffany, the clarinetist, can hardly be seen, but I know she is there.
The four pieces they perform are:
- Carol of the Bells (Leontovich-Wilousky)
- Winter Wonderland (Bernard & Smith)
- Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)
- A Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson)
What a memorable orchestra concert that brings more holiday spirit to the parents, students and teachers.