Use Code BALT69 for a $69 Ticket to One Day University on July 9

Star Trek (movie, 2009)

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...