WSO Virtual Concert Series
The Woodstock Symphony is proud to present our first ever virtual concert series during the 2020-2021 season. In order to make sure we continue to provide classical concerts to the greater WSO community, we are creating video content featuring members of the orchestra and narrated by our very own maestro Jonathan Handman. Stay tuned for the release date of our first concert. It will be available for streaming right here on woodstocksymphony.org, the new WSO YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.
The Woodstock Symphony Orchestra acknowledges with great sadness the recent passing of Luis Garcia-Renart, the music director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (precursor of the current organization) from 1991-2005. Luis was not only our conductor for that period, he was to so many in the orchestra a friend and in many cases a teacher. Our musicians and the Hudson Valley classical music community at large considered him a "treasure" and his rehearsals were seen by many of the orchestra's players as a masterclass with a great musician. Under Luis the WCO first took on Beethoven's symphonies, and we expanded our appetite for newly-created music of various contemporary styles from his composer friends and colleagues. I hope the musical angels he's now encountering don't mind a little constructive criticism from a great musician - even they will benefit from his deep understanding and love of music and his strong belief in the future of music via living composers. What an imprint he had on so many of us in the Hudson Valley (and beyond)! Our gratitude, maestro - salut!
President, WSO Board