Eastern Connecticut Symphony violinist to lead new community orchestra

Posted on: January 19, 2011

In Tuesday (1/18) Day (Connecticut), Kristy Dorsey writes, “Cue the music: a new community orchestra is being created in southeastern Connecticut. The New London Community Orchestra has just been formed, and it’s now looking for instrumentalists, from violinists and violists to cellist and bass players to join in at its first membership meeting and rehearsal on Feb. 8. The conductor and music director for the group is Joan Winters, who is the principal second violinist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra for years. She’s also music director for the Waterford middle and high school orchestras, and she is music director of the ECS Youth Orchestra. She won the 2010 Music Educator of the Year Award as well. The orchestra’s mission is to provide: a place to play for the region’s many musicians who have day jobs; classical music for the public in an informal and accessible manner; and a local scholarship program for string instrument instruction.”

Posted January 19, 2011