This past Saturday, area residents who appreciate good music packed Colby-Sawyer College’s Fine Arts building to listen to the Boston Civic Orchestra play for a little less than two hours. The well-known group is Boston’s second oldest orchestra, founded in 1927, and was hosted in New London by Summer Music Associates, a volunteer-run non-profit that strives to bring musicians to the Lake Sunapee Region for residents to enjoy.
Saturday night’s show featured a 16-year old solo violinist named Austin Kwoun who is currently a sophomore at Belmont Hill School in Massachusetts. Audience members were so impressed with his solo performance that they gave him a standing ovation. He rewarded them with an encore performance.
Altogether, the orchestra played three numbers as part of the orchestra’s 92nd year of performing. The group is made up of exceptionally talented students and amateur musicians who perform a wide variety of music from all musical genres.
YCN is putting together a special presentation of the entire show and will be on air within the next two weeks and also online, so if you’re interested, do stay posted.