The Quincy Symphony Orchestra opened up its 65th concert season in the Quincy Middle School Auditorium.
The orchestra is made up of mainly volunteers from the Tri-State area. Despite the first concert usually having a low turnout, hundreds of people still showed up to hear the orchestra play a piece by a local composer. Something secretary Jane Polett said isn't done too often.
"It's very rare to feature a local composer. There's not very many to begin with. We have performed a work by Steve Park. He's a professor at QU and he's done some compositions and we performed some of his works with our youth orchestra a couple years ago. And now this year and this performance by Bill Camphouse's work is extremely rare," said Polett.
The next concert by the Orchestra is on December 8th in the Quincy Junior High School building.
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