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The Sound Choice
The Holyoke Civic Symphony
A History, 1967–2017
by Jane M. Rausch

This is the story of a journey of survival: the story of the challenges and successes of the orchestra through the 50th HCS Anniversary Year.

Newton’s laws of motion tell us that it’s more difficult to put an object in motion than it is to keep it moving. I’m in awe of the people who put the Holyoke Civic Symphony in motion in 1967 and I am humbled and honored to have helped keep it moving since 1997. The original vision of the orchestra’s founders remains true and vital: to bring quality orchestral music to Holyoke, to provide orchestral opportunities for amateur and professional musicians, and to maintain a strong link to the students of Holyoke Community College…I am extremely proud that the Holyoke Civic Symphony is leading the way in showing what orchestras can and should do.

- Holyoke Civic Symphony Conductor David Kidwell from “The Sound Choice”

Price: $25 includes shipping

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