In Friday’s (9/25) Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), Deborah Hirsch writes, “Drum rolls and xylophone chimes rang through Cooper Commons Park on Thursday as Symphony in C held the first of four free small ensemble concerts. A modest crowd lounged on the staggered steps of the park amphitheater, soaking in the sun and music. A symphony official estimated that about 100 passers-by, residents and employees from nearby Cooper University Hospital stopped by to hear at least a few minutes of the lunchtime performance. … In the front row, two toddlers bounced with the beat, pumping their arms in the air to imitate the drummers. Khalidah Wali, their day-care provider, said she didn’t think either ever had heard live music before. … The series, made possible by a $10,000 grant from RBC Wealth Management, marks the first time the symphony has given free public concerts in the city since relocating here three years ago. … A string quartet is scheduled to be featured next week, weather permitting."
Posted September 25, 2009