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Karen Allendoerfer

Belmont Summer Music Festival

August 14, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Summer has been flying by, and I'm sorry to see it go so quickly. But, before it's over, it's time for some Dvorak. This weekend I have been playing with the Belmont Summer Music Festival, which is now in it's 2nd year and is the brainchild of a local student who grew up in Belmont and is now studying conducting at Yale, Nathaniel Meyer.

From the Belmont Media Center: Janette & Dolores talk with Nathaniel Meyer, conductor of the Belmont Community Orchestra & Sebastian Baverstam, cello soloist for the upcoming Dvorak concert on Aug. 13 & 14, 2011 @ the Beech Street Center.

The orchestra consists mostly of other college students who are connected to Nathaniel and local music schools and conservatories, but he needed a few more violins so he got my name from a brass player in the Arlington Philharmonic. I recommended a couple more adults and there are now several of us over age 25 scattered in a few different sections.

We are playing an all-Dvorak program, the Symphony no. 8 and the Cello Concerto.  The cello soloist,

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