Imagine it is Sunday afternoon and you have tickets to a performance of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. You arrive at Morrison Theater early, settle into your favorite seat, and peruse the program for information about today’s repertoire. Soon the conductor takes the stage and the music begins. You are transported to different worlds on the streams of beautiful melodies. At the conclusion you are happy because there is plenty of time to get to your favorite restaurant before the dinner rush. Your companions discuss the music and someone wonders how much rehearsal time a concert requires. That sets you on conversation about all facets of putting on a concert and even though you don’t know for sure, it’s fun to consider.
Now imagine if the two happy hours you spent enjoying the concert are rewinding at fast speed. You and your companions are able to get a “behind the scenes” glimpse of how this beautiful event came to be. You’ve been given a front row seat for the challenges and triumphs of producing a live music event. Just imagine, it’s no longer February, but the previous May.