The UWM Symphony Orchestra performed an electrifying concert on Wednesday, March 21 at Carnegie Hall. They received an instant standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience. The program consisted of Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Kevin Puts' "this noble company," a movement from the Marcello Oboe Concerto featuring UWM faculty member Margaret Butler, and selections from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
The orchestra attended a New York Philharmonic concert at Lincoln Center and had an outstanding clinic with New York Philharmonic staff conductor Michael Adelson. In addition, they met and worked with composer Kevin Puts.
The entire group enjoyed a dinner cruise around Manhattan and also took in a variety of sights including the 911 Memorial, Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Central Park, the Metropolitan Art Museum, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Said Margery Deutsch, Peck School Director of Orchestral Activities," I could not be prouder. The students embraced the opportunity and played magnificently. They were wonderful, thoughtful travelers, and I'm happy to say everyone returned home safe and sound. This is a memory we will treasure for a lifetime."