This week it’s the sometimes overlooked but oh so important second violins. First stand left is Meghan, who is the President of our orchestra, and is thrilled to be leading such a robust section of second violins. She started playing when she was 5 and through college, but then her focus shifted to singing in her 20s. She has been with the orchestra for several years when she decided to pick up her instrument again. First stand right is Maren, who says she has an electric violin at home. Second stand left is Hajar, who played in her first orchestra in college. Next to Hajar, at second stand right is Serina, who played violin until the end of college, and after a 17-year break has just picked up her instrument again to join our orchestra. She missed music and is happy to be playing again. Third stand left is Alicia, who joined the orchestra in 2019. Alicia says she is a pharmaceutical chemist by day and violinist by night. Third stand right is Georgina. Georgina has two kids and speaks Korean, as she has lived abroad, and her husband is Korean. (She is in good company, as one of our cellists is raising a tri-lingual child) Sarah is hiding behind her stand in this picture in the back left, but has a very fun fact: she has performed in Carnegie Hall with her high school orchestra!
If you have a little downtime before rehearsal begins next week, say hello to one of our wonderful second violins.
Interested in Joining?
The CWSO is open to any musicians who want to play—no auditions needed! Learn more about joining and come to the Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse on Monday evenings to join us at rehearsal.