Sunday, May 31, 2009
The power of music was apparent at the wonderful joint concert of the McLean High School Orchestra and the Detmold, Germany, Jugendorchester (Youth Orchestra) at the Craighill S. Burks Theater in McLean High School. The concert program, presented by more than 75 musicians of the combined orchestras, featured the music of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bizet, and Tchaikovsky, and then an encore of music from Grease, the Musical, by Jacobs and Casey. It was a magical and emotional evening bringing two cultures together again in a series in each county that goes back fifteen years. The power of the music and cooperation building pieces of friendship, harmony, and memories for life, was magical and breathtaking.