Wednesday, August 19, 2009

American Wind Symphony Orchestra

The riverfront setting outside the great cement wall that protects downtown Cape
Girardeau became a concert hall for over a thousand people yesterday evening when the American Wind Symphony Orchestra came to town. Cape is the last stop of the season for AWSO, which started out in June way east on Lake Erie, then swung up north on Lake Huron, south on Lake Michigan, through the Illinois Canal and River, and into the Mississippi.

Founder and conductor Robert Austin Boudreau has been at this job he loves for 52 years, working with young people, traveling internationally, commissioning new works, and bringing American and international music to lake- and river-sides in America and Europe every summer.

This address will take you to the AWSO website:

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