It appears that things are looking up for the Indiana Wind Symphony, for on Dec. 2 the attendance at its annual Christmas show jumped to more than 500 attendees. Again, it was an excellent performance. Christmas music works from more than a dozen different composers were presented, from “O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam to the “Holiday Fanfare Medley” by James M. Stephenson.
Jessamyn Anderson, a soprano, performed three solos, shaking the house and causing goose bumps on most patrons. Her voice demanded and received standing ovations from the audience. Her voice projection was almost too much for the size of the Palladium.
IWS Conductor Dr. Charles P. Conrad, founder and music director, and Assistant Conductor Nathan C. Vogues put their hearts, souls and bodies into their craft. It showed on stage for all to see and feel. They really got animated when conducting the 80-some men and women of this symphony.
Come on Carmel and central Indiana, lets support the IWS, not only with your donations but with your attendance at each of the upcoming monthly concerts through May of 2019. We’ll next see you Feb. 17 for Copeland, Barnes and Gershwin with Kelleen Strutz at the piano.
Bill Dorsch, Carmel