THE BAHAMAS Music Conservatory staged a concert with its summer camp orchestra last Friday. An audience of Bahamian parents and supporters turned out for the end-of-summer concert, “When The Road Seems Rough”, which featured the Scotia Bank Symphony and special guests Duke Erroll Strachan and Fred Ferguson.
The event also marked the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence. It was originally scheduled to take place at the College of the Bahamas (COB) Performing Arts Centre; however, the venue was changed to the Atlantis Grand Ballroom due to flooding at COB’s Performing Arts Centre.
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis attended the concert and addressed the audience and young musicians.
BMC’s summer camp orchestra includes string players on violin, viola, cello and the double bass, plus flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone and percussion, including a special core of string players who are preparing for their first international trip to New York in October.