When the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra opened its 2013-14 season on October 12, the theater lobby where the orchestra performs featured a photographic display of its principal musicians and music director, Patrick Miles. The black-and-white portraits, marking the orchestra’s 65th season, were taken by local photographer John Hartman during the past year and were mounted on backlit LED panels in the at the Sentry Theater in Stevens Point, the orchestra’s home. The photos, featuring musicians in traditional concert dress but in nontraditional settings, include oboist Stacey Berk in a field of cattails, Music Director Patrick Miles on a bicycle, and double bassist Dave Poffinbarger with his dog. Sentry Insurance houses the theater where the orchestra performs and funded the installation of the portraits. The portraits are also featured in the orchestra’s new hardcover book, Looking Good at 65.
Posted October 21, 2013