November 1, 2017 - Our concert is THIS SATURDAY!!!! We thought it would be nice for you to get to know our new conductor, David Russell Martin, before our first concert.
I recently had a chance to chat with David and I asked him why he decided to join WIYSO. He said that he wanted to go back to the roots, he wanted to conduct a program based entirely on classical music. David started conducting thirty years ago in London, Ontario. The orchestra he was working with played pieces mostly from the popular repertoire.
At one rehearsal, I remember David saying that Beethoven’s 6th symphony has always been his happy song. It is the piece that he listens to whenever he wants a pick me up. So, conducting this Beethoven symphony is, in David’s words, “a big deal for me, a really big deal!”
See you then!