Heart and Soul

Scenes of Winter

Volume 113, No. 2February, 2013

These musicians are at the top of their game. The Local 802 Senior Concert Orchestra recently presented a performance at Symphony Space, conducted by David Gilbert with violin soloist Shuai Shi. The orchestra is comprised of seasoned, experienced musicians, many of whom are former members of the New York Philharmonic, Chigago Symphony, Met Opera, New York City Opera and other top ensembles. The group also attracts retired Broadway and freelance players. This year, the orchestra was honored to include Stanley Drucker (pictured below), who served as principal solo clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic for a record-breaking 60 years. As part of its mission, the Senior Concert Orchestra also runs a coveted violin contest, whose winner receives a generous monetary prize as well as a solo guest appearance with the orchestra. The ensemble’s officers – Gino Sambuco (president), Gilda Glazer, Avron Coleman and Doris Goltzer – are determined to keep the orchestra thriving and presenting wonderful free concerts for appreciative audiences. For more information, call (212) 245-4802, ext. 228 or write Senior Concert Orchestra, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Photos by Walter Karling.