Catching up with the National String Symphonia in year three

Posted on: October 19, 2015

In Thursday’s (10/15) Frederick News-Post (Maryland), Lauren LaRocca profiles the National String Symphonia and its founder and music director, David A. Fanning. “The three-year-old project [is] a collective of professional musicians … that gives performances each fall and spring, the next of which is this weekend at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jefferson.… [Fanning] introduces each piece to give background and context. ‘I’m committed to this being an enriching experience,’ he said. ‘I don’t want people to come because it’s a symphony and this is what people do, but because it’s a fun and engaging two hours.’ … NSS executive director Laura Nadel said that in orchestral performances you typically find an educational component only in shows geared toward kids—another hole that NSS hopes to fill in the world of symphonic performance.… New at this show, notes about the pieces and composers will be projected while the pieces are being played, in the manner of pop-up videos that flooded VH1 in the ’90s.… They hope to one day have a home venue at several locations throughout the region and perform the same concert in multiple places.”

Posted October 19, 2015