Take Their Word For It
"A 'community orchestra' is a term that often brings expectations of mediocrity. The Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra rebuffs the trend. When I auditioned for CLSO (sight unseen), I found myself part of an orchestra that punches far above its weight. The caliber of its member musicians, programming, and performances outstrips many professional orchestras. I leave Tuesday night rehearsals both exhausted and recharged, inspired by the musicians who are my colleagues and have become my friends."
"As a Grand Arbor resident, I am so happy to have the Symphony at the high school across the road. I grew up in a rural area and am making up for the lack of beautiful live music in my life. I am so appreciative."
"I was so excited to see Brad Lambrecht putting up a notice for beginning a community orchestra in Alexandria in the fall of 2009. I had never played in an orchestra, and this seemed the perfect opportunity to try something new, since one of my favorite things to do is to make music with others. So, I volunteered to go to the first dinner meeting with a chiffon cake and we became the Board! It has been wonderful to participate for all these thirteen seasons playing in the flute section and being on the board most of the time. We’ve all grown as musicians and friends and look forward to many more years of sharing our music with the Alexandria community."
"We choose to sponsor the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra because it is an amazing source of entertainment for the community and it is a great opportunity for local musicians to showcase their talents. All of those involved in CLSO are world-class musicians and never fail to impress with their performances. We've been fortunate enough to have several members of the orchestra lend their talents to teaching students at our store and they do a magnificent job. We are very proud to have this musical group in the lakes area. Thank You CLSO for all of the hard work and dedication you put into entertaining us!"
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