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Letter: Columbus Philharmonic cultural asset to city

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From: Margaret Roush


Received: Feb. 6

I was going to write an Orchid to Elizabeth Newton on her fine review of Saturday’s Columbus Philharmonic presentation “Live from New York!” but decided there was too much to be said to fit in an Orchid.

I have been attending these concerts only a few years since moving back to Indiana in 2006. Each time I am astounded by the talent we have in Columbus (and perhaps a few recruits from the Indiana University School of Music).

Conductor David Bowden is a marvel. From the moment the maestro steps onto the podium and raises his baton, the orchestra explodes into an overture that ignites the audience. His exuberance reveals his love of the music and the respect he feels for his group. The combination produces a matchless and inspiring experience.

Guest artists have been outstanding, many times local talent as the vocalists and saxophonist Saturday. The variety of music selections, from the somberness of Mozart to the lighthearted Canadian Brass, can please every listener’s taste.

Columbus residents should be very proud of what we have in such cultural and enjoyable presentations and be supportive of our Philharmonic.

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