Symphony to Perform December 5

Radio Symphony Conductor Mr. Martin speaks before the summer performance outside.

Emma Reheis

Radio Symphony Conductor Mr. Martin speaks before the summer performance outside.

The VCS Radio Symphony has an upcoming concert on December 5, 2020, postponed from November 14, due to weather conditions, since concerts have to be outside due to Covid restrictions.

The Symphony will be performing two pieces: “Leonore No. 3” by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Trumpet Concerto” by Alexander Arutiunian.

The Trumpet Concerto Piece will feature junior Kaden Connelley. “I’m really happy to get the opportunity to play this work with the symphony, though to be honest I feel a lot of pressure. Ms. Knitter was actually featured playing this piece back when I was in 5th grade, so naturally I have to do my best to live up the example she set,” Kaden said.

The virus has made a big impact on the world and the VCS symphony is doing everything they can to make sure they get their rehearsals in while still being cautions about their safety. “COVID has been a huge pain, but we’re making do as best we can,” Kaden said. “At first we were playing outside, socially distanced, and wearing masks when we got up out of our chair, but now that the weather has gotten worse, we’ve moved indoors. To be indoors, we had to totally clear out the studio, and spread everyone out as far as possible, even making people play upstairs. Then, Mr. Martin created a fan system that completely replaces every cubic foot of air in the room about every five minuets. And, on top of that, we all put coverings over our instruments while playing and wear masks when not playing. Needless to say, we are playing this very, very safe.”