Maestro Muspratt proves: the beauty of music will save the world
Oct 31, 2017 9:26 AM -
"Beauty will save the world," said famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. I would rephrase it: the beauty of music will save the world. I feel this way after attending a brilliant performance by the New Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Muspratt, a great musician, conductor and persona. Joined by Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and soloists Alisa Jordheim (lyric coloratura soprano), Jesse Donner (tenor), Kate Tombaugh (mezzo-soprano) and Thomas Meglioranza (baritone), this great orchestra presented a delightful concert program called "The Best of Broadway" on Saturday, October 21 and on Sunday, October 22 at the spectacular McAninch Arts Center (MAC) in Glen Ellyn. Founded in 1977, the New Philharmonic is the MAC's own professional orchestra and the only professional orchestra based in DuPage County. It numbers approximately sixty players and performs for audiences of one thousand five hundred people per engagement in the beautiful McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Under the direction of music director and conductor Kirk Muspratt, the New Philharmonic Orchestra has been named the recipient of the 2017 Illinois Council of Orchestras' "Professional Orchestra of the Year" Award. This is the orchestra's second award of this kind.