May 26, 2024

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Tours Italy

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra in Rome

For the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, the week between Christmas and New Year’s was filled with performances, trips and sightseeing as part of a tour of Italy. The 59-member group, led by Director Kevin Bartram, traveled to Venice, Florence and Rome, and performed concerts in the towns of Padua and Impruneta and in downtown Rome.

“We had such a wonderful experience meeting the Italians,” Bartram said. “They were very kind, and had such enthusiasm for music. I know that our students will cherish this experience forever.”

According to the UMW Philharmonic website, “The UMW-CSO touring program was established in 2006 as a means to offer international and cultural opportunities for our students and community musicians.” This is the third trip for the orchestra.

Students in Rome

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.