Community Engagement

250th Birthday Celebration for Historic Downtown Brunswick

Recently, Coastal Symphony musicians joined in the celebration of the 250th Birthday of Historic Downtown Brunswick with a performance of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Offering a CSG Birthday gift to the city were Ann Hertler and Ingan Han, violin, Angelo Goderre, viola, and Betsy Federman, cello.

The quartet performed the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F minor (1846); it was the last, major piece of music the composer wrote before he died, and was composed in homage to his sister, Fanny, who had died previously that year.

Conversely, the Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 (1871) was written near the beginning of the composer’s career. It is said that one of the movements brought the author, Leo Tolstoy, to tears when it was performed at a tribute concert in his name.

Memorial Day Observance

The Jacoby Brass Quintet was honored to provide the music for a Memorial Day Observance in the new Veterans Park in downtown Brunswick presented by the Veterans Council of the Golden Isles. Symphony musicians who form the Quintet are Aaron Brask, horn principal; Chris Graham, trombone principal; Tristan Clarke, trumpet principal; Michael Harper, trumpet, and James Jenkins, tuba.  The Quintet performed the Armed Forces Medley, a musical salute to every branch of the military. To close the ceremony, Clarke and Harper performed the very moving Echo Taps, with one trumpet echoing the other.

Future Events

Plans are underway for future partnerships with area organizations as we continue to engage with the community through music.