Today’s Orchestra – The Itinerant Musician

I remember distinctly that early rush as I sat in a large All-City Orchestra that was a grand collaboration of three local high school ensembles.  We enjoyed the thrill of performing Tchaikovsky’s … [Read more...]

May 2018 – Midsummer musings

May and June are my months traditionally devoted to planning and preparing for next season and also reflecting on our past season.  The Quincy Symphony’s 70th anniversary season entertained us with a … [Read more...]

Reflections on 70 and 10

Starting a new adventure is always exciting!  Seventy years ago, a vibrant collection of local orchestral musicians were organized into the Quincy Little Symphony and led by their energetic and … [Read more...]

Found Treasures

My family suffered tremendous loss over the past three months with the unexpected passing of my Mother and my Father-in-law. During the same period, my Mother-in-law moved out of her home of five … [Read more...]

Glancing Back and Leaping Forward

Each passing year brings new experiences in my own life as a parent and teacher. The years quickly flitter by and it’s rewarding to reflect on the past year and also exciting and exhilarating to peer … [Read more...]

Welcome to the QSOA’s 67th Season!

Welcome to the QSOA's 67th season connecting our regional musical heritage through performances of traditional repertoire as well as new compositions to capture your imagination. Creative Legacy … [Read more...]

Summer Vacation

Do you remember that youthful inquiry, “What did YOU do on your summer vacation?” As a parent and a musician, it seems that we’re always on the go with planning and performing. Either we’re working on … [Read more...]

Redefining the Concert Hall Experience

Each generation of concert-going audiences have memories of their personal experiences and exposure to orchestral music. My early experiences involved boarding a yellow school bus and traveling to … [Read more...]

Global Discoveries – 2013-2014 Concert Season

Welcome to Global Discoveries! The 2013-2014 concert season encompasses a broad collection of national music – American (Aaron Copland's ballet music from Rodeo and Billy the Kid), Russian … [Read more...]