Marietta’s own Symphony on the Square performs at the Marietta First Baptist Church on May 5th, 2011 at 7:30pm. Enjoy an hour of music, then venture out for dinner at one of Marietta Square’s fabulous restaurants.
I never could have imagined that after a friend’s blog inspired me to pick up my violin after over 20 years, I would have the great honor of becoming Concertmistress again. I am giddy, to say the least. But enough blogging for now — I have practicing to do!
Here’s a little history link for Cinco de Mayo, and below, more info on the Symphony and founding conductor Dr. Paul Hill:
Symphony on the Square is an all volunteer, community orchestra made up of instrumentalists from theMarietta area. It began only one year ago, April of 2010, and has quickly developed into a strong, competent orchestra having already given two concerts, both well attended by the community. The concert season begins the beginning of each year and has two scheduled concerts, one in the spring (May) and a holiday concert in December. Other concerts may be scheduled. Openings are currently available for violins, viola, and string bass players. Membership in the orchestra is either by invitation or audition. During the rehearsal season, rehearsals are held in the sanctuary on Monday nights at Marietta First Baptist Church. Symphony on the Square, Inc., is a charitable organization (501 c3). For more information about the orchestra, contact the conductor, Dr. Paul Hill.
Dr. Paul Hill is the founding conductor for Symphony on the Square. He holds music degrees fromShenandoah Conservatory (DMA), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM), and Samford University (BA). He has over 33 years of experience as a conductor of orchestras and choruses and has published music-related articles in various magazines and journals including the American Choral Director Association’s Choral Journal. He has been the featured speaker at various conferences teaching sessions regarding his research specialty: music literacy for adults. He has produced a curriculum designed to teach basic music reading skills to adults, entitled The Basic Music Reading Skills Course. He has been the Minister of Worship Arts at Marietta First Baptist Church for almost 12 years, where he leads a comprehensive music program including choral, orchestral and handbell music for children through adults.