Sustained excellence

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The beat goes on, both behind the scenes and on stage, for the annual concert performances of the renowned Cherokee Symphony.

On Sunday, the Cherokee Symphony presents its annual Mid-Winter Concert beginning at 4 p.m. in the Cherokee Community Center.

As we've said before in this space, the entire Cherokee area is fortunate to have "our" symphony, comprised of highly skilled musicians from throughout Northwest Iowa. Year after year, season after season, practice after practice, and performance after performance, the Cherokee Symphony never fails to entertain with its joyous, uplifting musical selections and toe-tapping rhythms.

Making the performances all the more entertaining and intriguing are the many talented solo instrumentalists who accompany the large symphony orchestra - from the "Young Artists" to the seasoned amateur and professional musicians coming to Cherokee to perform.

This is not to detract from the incredible "regular" talented musicians who comprise the Cherokee Symphony.

In addition to them, we are blessed to have Maestro Lee Thorson at the controls year after year, keeping our symphony going strong while conducting with a grace and style that brings the best out of all the musicians involved.

To present the quality of symphonies we've been treated to in the past requires an incomparable dedication and practice work ethic.

We applaud all those involved with the Cherokee Symphony for their labors of love in making our symphony such a shining light in this community.