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Harmonious pairing of Love and music at Columbia Orchestra

Despite dismal wintry weather, 40 people of all ages turned out recently to watch the Columbia Orchestra rehearse. The event — one of three open rehearsals offered each season — occurred midway through preparations for the all-volunteer orchestra's Jan. 31 concert, "Cinematic Inspirations." Conductor Jason Love noted that audience members had the opportunity to observe how the music comes together, then interact with the musicians on a break. Love, who became the group's fourth conductor and music director in 1999, likes to let the audience in on the group's inner workings as a way to demystify the classical music world. The North Carolina native said...