We’re Getting Ready for the 2019 Holiday Concerts!

2017 AAO Ugly Sweater Contest Fashionistas

It’s time to rosin up the bow and empty out the spit valves, players! The first rehearsal for the 2019 Ashtabula Area Orchestra Holiday Concerts is just one month away. This year’s performances will be Saturday, December 7 at 7pm at home at Lakeside high School’s Performing Arts Center and Sunday, December 8 at 3pm at the Geneva High School Auditorium. We are so excited – this is the first year AAO will be performing in Geneva, Ohio. We are making a major effort to bring our orchestra to audiences in all parts of Ashtabula County and our surrounding region. Last December, the Orchestra was thrilled to receive a warm and enthusiastic reception from the good folks at Jefferson High School, and, we intend to return there, in the near future.

Rehearsal Schedule: The three 2019 Holiday Concert rehearsals will be held at Lakeside, Wednesday and Thursday, December 4 and 5 at 6:30pm (arrive between 6 and 6:15, so we are ready to play at 6:30) and dress rehearsal, Saturday the 7th at 4pm (same deal, be ready to play at 4pm). Sunday, we won’t have much time before the concert, so we most likely will just warm up on a couple of pieces.

Concert dress, as usual, is all black for women, men, black suits or tuxes.

We’re going to try to sneak in another Ugly Sweather Contest during the break in Friday’s rehearsal, but I promised Tim we would not take up too much time. So find that hideous sweater that Aunt Mabel gave you and strut your stuff on Friday! Silly prizes will be awarded…

We hope you enjoy this new website. Please leave your comments and suggestions. We hope to feature a different orchestra member each month, so the community can get to know our fine players, so please submit a short bio and a photo of yourself (and your instrument, if possible) to orchestra@mediamagicohio.com .

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