The Grosse Pointe Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Alexander Mishnaevski, presents a live concert performance Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom.
- J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite #4
- Ian Plansker – Rondo for Flute and Orchestra
Ian Plansker, flute
Nester Award Winner
- Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto, Mvt II
Alfonzo Keller-Casielles, violin
Nester Award Runner-Up
- Gounod – Petite Symphony
- Richard Rodgers – Victory at Sea
The Thomas Nester / Bernard Whitley Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Thomas Nester/Bernard Whitley Memorial Scholarship is to reward talented young people with an opportunity to participate in a symphony orchestra and perform as a soloist with orchestral accompaniment. A secondary purpose is to stimulate interest in participation in the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Thomas Nester was the founder of the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra. He always had a keen interest in both the orchestra’s progress and service to the community. Bernard Whitley was a charter member of the Orchestra. He played with the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra for over 35 years. This scholarship fund has been set up in their memory.