The Legacy Orchestra works with the conductor of the MOSC

Photo by Midland Reporter-Telegram

Last week, Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale Music Director and Conductor Gary Lewis hosted at Legacy High School to help orchestra students tune in before their spring concert.

The MOSC organized the clinic as part of its ongoing outreach efforts.

Lewis has worked with symphony and chamber ensembles on pieces by Beethoven and Shostakovich.

“I’m very impressed with the talent of these young musicians,” Lewis said. “The LHS Orchestra is a true beacon for other music programs in the state. … I’m proud of Beau and all the great music teachers in this community.

MOSC is one of the largest professional performing arts organizations in West Texas. Its mission is to enrich the lives of West Texans through professional musical performance and music education programs.

“Clinics like the one we had (Friday) are a huge benefit for students because they can tap into the expertise of professional musicians and learn different perspectives on the music we teach,” said Beau Garza. “Gary teaches students exactly the same way he teaches adults.”

The concert is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on May 12 at the LHS Auditorium.

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