Amy TreeseAge: 54Instrument: Violin (playing for 3 years)Lives in: Glenwood SpringsDay Job: Math teacher at Glenwood Springs High SchoolYears in the symphony: 3Why music? I just decided, at least initially, to play the French horn, but then I saw my friend playing the violin, and I thought, ah, I can do that. What drew you to the symphony? I had wanted to branch out musically, and I saw a friend of mine play. Heather McGregor also said, Come on!, Come on! Everyone is very friendly and supportive. Its just a very nurturing environment.Favorite song to play: Ive always wanted to play I Know My Redeemer Liveth, from Messiah.
Pearce LittlerAge: 16Instrument: Violin (playing for 5 years)Lives in: Glenwood SpringsYears in Symphony: 3Day job: Junior at Glenwood Springs High SchoolWhy music? I went to the Waldorf School, and they were offering to teach children to play the violin, and I said okay.What drew you to the symphony? I just really like being in the symphony, getting the experience, doing something with the violin. I really want people to feel an understanding of the music. I want them to get a feel for what the music sounds like.Even if they dont like it, its still a part of history.Favorite song to play: Pachelbels Canon
Laurie LoebAge: 67Instrument: Percussion (playing for 55 years)Lives in: CarbondaleDay Job: For the last 10 years, shes led drum circles and other such events at retirement homes, schools, community centers and more.Years in Symphony: I started playing with them early on, and then I quit and went back again and quit and went back again and quit and went back. Ive played with them on and off.Why music? Music is a universal language and can evoke emotions and images. I like to see people transported by music. I like to see peoples core touched by the emotions evoked.What drew you to the symphony? I love music, and I like playing in an ensemble, where Im part of a greater whole. I like being part of a puzzle that I fit into perfectly.Favorite song to play: Depends on my mood, the time of year, the time of day. I have a very, very eclectic taste in music. Stina Sieg
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