Once the Fourth of July has passed and MUSEP at Guilford College has come and gone, summer begins to feel as if it is waning. Today, locals braved the 100+ degree heat to enjoy the MUSEP Concert at Guilford College on Founder's Lawn. The Eastern Music Festival's Young Artists were enjoyed by all. The young guest conductor of the orchestra yesterday evening, Demondrae Thurman, was a euphonium player from Alabama. We heard everything from Moon River to Star Wars to Stars and Stripes to a medley of pieces from West Side Story from the two orchestras that played.
Patrick Dougherty's installation, which we affectionately named Stickhenge, is still in place over a year later serving as a backdrop to the event. With all of its entrance and exit arches, this larger-than-life assemblage of twigs keeps children entertained while their parents enjoyed the music. Fun was had by all, AND FOR FREE, at this MUSEP concert. There are seven remaining MUSEP concerts. If you haven't been to one, clear your calendar on an upcoming Sunday evening. You won't be disappointed; especially if you bring a picnic basket full of food and a few friends to enjoy the concerts with you.