Ready for Christmas and Hanukkah again? Sure,you are! Well, we now have the dates for this year’s Holiday Concerts. The Ashtabula Area Orchestra will be performing Saturday, December 5, 7 pm at our home base, the Lakeside Performing Arts Center , and Sunday, December 6, at a site to be determined later this year. As always, we try to reach out to all of our Ashtabula County communities, so this year, we most likely will be performing in South County again. Keep checking back for updates on these and other AAO concerts.
The Ashtabula Area Orchestra Board of Directors would like to thank all of the musicians, staff members, volunteers and audience members who helped make each of our weekend Holiday Concerts at Lakeside and Geneva a very fun and exciting experience. We were honored to see so many smiling faces, young and old, at Geneva High…. this was our first time performing there. We hope to return to ‘Genevaland’ to perform again, soon. And a special thanks to all who took part in our raffles and made so many generous donations to the Orchestra fund. Many hours of practice and behind-the-scenes planning (and prayer!) go into presenting concerts such as these, but we could not do any of this without the financial support of music lovers, like you. Thank you so much for your support – we hope to bring you more Ashtabula Area Orchestra concerts, in 2020.
Make sure to check in, over the next few days, when we will be posting tons of photos, video and concert audio recorded by our Board member, photographer/videographer and audio recording engineer, David Walker. These photos were taken, Sunday, by our newest board member, Dr. Irene Fiana. The merry one with the long white beard is Santa, AKA AAO volunteer Michael Lawrence, a fabulous student at Lakeside High School.