We feel honored to be asked to return to Concordia Manor in Cabot, PA, for a second Concert this year. The folks at Concordia were once again very welcoming and appreciative. On a Monday night we performed for 58 people.
Speaking with several people after the show Doug received many compliments for the orchestra. Asked what his favorite piece was, one man said, “All of them.” He especially enjoyed the Brittanic Isles suite and felt that you could tell the national character in each piece. O Sole Mio and Hava Nagila were also mentioned. One lady described the PMO sound as “mellow.”
Jason and Dave’s duet of “Lord Inchiquin” was an early highlight. Turlough O’Carolan is a favorite of many PMO members. The duet provided variety and highlighted the mandola voice. Thanks, Jason and Dave for interpreting the blind Irish Harpist's work.
The crowd showed great appreciation for the virtuoso performances of Gordon, Norm, and Charley. “Lara's Theme” from Dr. Zhivago was beautifully performed. “Cherokee Shuffle” got everyone's toes tapping. The trio gave a remarkable show.
Everyone loved the vocalists, the wind section, and the percussion section. These special members of the orchestra always add so much variety and interest to our performances. Thanks, Gary, Emily, Will, and Jenda!! Great work!