French Horn in F

In Saturday’s (10/21) Tewksbury Town Crier (Massachusetts), Rosalyn Impink writes, “Performances by the Boston Symphony Orches­tra and the Boston Pops are unforgettable experiences … But did you know that there are several community-based orchestras around Mas­sa­chusetts and New Eng­land? Many community philharmonic and symphony orchestras are made up of professional, semi-professional, amateur, and student volunteer musicians, several of whom have studied musical performance and theory and have performed around the world. Others who may have careers unrelated to mu­sic use the orchestras as a way to stay connected to the hobby and to keep performing even after graduating from school-organized groups. Community orchestras are a great way to support the arts and enjoy a high-quality performance without the hassle of getting into the city or worrying about driving … Several orchestras are doing great work in getting young people in­volved in music and the arts; many provide after-school and in-school programs in their communities, as well as specialized performances and educational events gear­ed toward youth…. Local orchestras in the region include Lexington Symphony Orchestra, Mel­rose Symphony Orchestra, Wellesley Symphony Or­chestra, North Shore Phil­harmonic Orchestra, and Lowell Philharmonic Or­chestra. The New Hamp­shire Philharmonic travels to different venues in New England.”