Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Creates Virtual Perfomances for Spring Fling
Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Director Reuben Blundell assembled the LSO virtually to produce two performance videos for inclusion in the recent Delco Arts Spring Fling event.
The LSO performances featured two pieces by William Grant Still, who was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra. Blundell and the LSO presented two movements from Still’s “Patterns,” composed in 1960: “Magic Crystal” and “Tranquil Cove.”
Each of the orchestra’s musicians recorded themselves at home while viewing and listening to a guide track created by Blundell, who assembled and edited the videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.
The videos also feature two other contributions from Delaware County Arts Consortium members. “Magic Crystal” features artwork from the Delaware County Community College’s Art Gallery, while “Tranquil Cove” features photography by Rebecca Robert, from Swarthmore College’s Scott Arboretum.
Enjoy the two performances below: