Berks Sinfonietta Plays Music of Beauty, Uncertainty

It was Saturday night at Shillington’s UCC, and the Berks Sinfonietta’s first in-person concert since February 2020 was about to begin when conductor David A McConnell announced a change in the program notes. The original theme of Saturday’s concert, “Upon Weightless Wings,” was a series of pieces celebrating new beginnings. The theme was devised in June, a more optimistic time when it seemed that the COVID-19 pandemic was coming to a close, at least in Berks.

Now, with COVID cases climbing in Berks, and McConnell addressing a newly re-masked audience, it seems like the theme of the night is not a new beginning, but more of the same. All four pieces the Berks Sinfonietta performed Saturday night were filled with fear and uncertainty, but also with great beauty, power and romance.

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Wes Cipolla
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