Lynchburg Symphony musicians perform “window concerts” at senior living community

Posted on: April 1, 2020

With concerts cancelled during the pandemic, “The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra is getting creative,” writes Brett Vickery on Friday (3/27) at WSET-TV (Lynchburg, VA). “They are performing live window concerts for senior living communities in our area. Friday, the residents at Heritage Green got to enjoy the weather and some music too. Executive Director Mike Lewis says music is more than just the instruments. ‘It brings hope, it brings joy, it brings a diversion, it’s a pleasant diversion at a time that we can use that,’ says Lewis. ‘So for folks that don’t get a chance to get out much, it’s a happy time for them to be able to have this experience.’ [The orchestra] got the idea after they saw videos of people in Italy singing to each other through open windows. They hope to bring music to all of the senior living communities in our area.” LSO Principal French Horn Andrew Phillips and Principal Trombone Kevin Chiarizzio performed twice at Heritage Green’s campus. In a separate event on March 23, Lynchburg Symphony Music Director David Glover and his wife, violinist Emily Rist Glover, streamed a performance from their home of Elgar’s “Salut d’Amour”; Rist Glover had been the scheduled soloist for the orchestra’s postponed April concert.