Douglas Arts Council is a great success
The first major undertaking of the Douglas Arts Council has proven to be a great success, according to John O’Neill, acting president of the newly chartered organization.
In conjunction with the Sierra Philharmonic League, the council sponsored last Saturday’s concert by the 85-member Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Lynn Auman at Douglas High School.
The event was, to quote O’Neill in his introductory remarks, “the first in a series of similar presentations that we hope will demonstrate the need for a performing arts center here in Carson Valley a place where the orchestra will be seated on a real stage instead of under a basketball hoop and where all of you out there in those ergonomically designed bleachers will be able to comfortably enjoy the performance from real theater seats.”
At the conclusion of the evening’s concert, the orchestra, which performed a program of diverse and often difficult scores, from Beethoven’s “Prometheus Overture” to Leroy Anderson’s “Jazz Pizzacato,” was treated to a standing ovation from an audience numbering well over 400.
All proceeds from the concert, which amounted to nearly $1,500, will remain in Carson Valley to help finance student music education projects. Information on the Douglas Arts Council and its future presentations may be obtained by calling 267-3495.