TRAPPE PA – Rehearsals for the Fall 2023 season of the Audubon Symphony Orchestra will begin during September in Trappe, and if you enjoy playing a musical instrument its more than 40 members say they hope you’ll join them. New musicians, they added, are always welcome.
The organization was established in 1991 as a community orchestra at the YMCA in Audubon. It has grown and changed during the past 30 years, according to its website, thanks to support from the Norristown-based Montgomery County Cultural Center. It became a symphony orchestra in 2006.
Its first fall rehearsal is scheduled for Sept. 6 (Wednesday) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 200 W. Main St. Those capable on any instrument are urged to attend, and are asked to bring it and a music stand. The group added it has a particular need for “low brass, double reeds, and strings.”
No auditions are required.
“We have members of all ability levels, from music educators, to high school students, to people getting reacquainted with their instruments after many years,” orchestra President Beth Ruediger reports. They look forward to meeting others with “a willingness to improve and a love of music.”
Most of they orchestra’s performances include “high-school level music, with a blend of classical, popular and patriotic pieces,” Ruediger noted. So far during 2023 it has performed concerts in Lansdale, Harleysville, Phoenixville, and Skippack.
Its conductor is John G. Mayer, a Delaware resident and educator. He holds a master’s degree in instrumental conducting, and plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and trombone.
For more information, send the orchestra an e-mail from its website form.