• Dennis Hourcade
  • April 10, 2021

Notes from our 2019 Season

Since 1970, the GFO has performed at the Brookings Quadrangle of Washington University, a casual outdoor setting conducive to picnics and family gatherings. In 2019 the “Wash U Quad” was unavailable due to construction and so the GFO, with its new Music Director/Conductor Darwin Aquino, performed to great acclaim at the Washington University Music Center located at 560 Trinity Avenue, University City.  The GFO planned concerts at both venues in 2020, but the season was canceled due to the covid19 global pandemic. We hope to return to both venues in the near future.

Here is a sample of the audience comments from the 2019 season at the WU Music Center:

A Word Cloud constructed from over 150 audience comments from our 2019 season.

“Dvorak was superb! 8 is my fave! Exquisite soloist-challenging acoustics-Good musician and fantastic director. Strings, tone beautiful…” DD’A

“560 Trinity has terrific acoustics! The orchestra sound is rich, full and I can appreciate the excellent ensemble as well as the outstanding new conductor-energy and exciting performance.” DS

“Good variety in programs. Soloists were great; overall great quality of orchestra. Tremendous conductor! Good program notes! I liked the pre-program notes too” MR

“Beautiful music. Great location. My 7- and 5-year-olds were intrigued!” JN

“Excellent piano soloist and orchestra. Love music from other cultures, esp. Latin and Spanish.” AZ

We love the lectures by Dr. Paul Higdon. Thank you for providing.” JB 

Please continue to offer at least some concerts indoors at the very accessible 560, which is great for people with mobility issues.”  anon. from Laclede Groves 

Loved your new conductor and the acoustics of 560.” EC                                        

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