The Dexter Community Orchestra recently asked me to create an updated orchestral portrait for them. I did one some years back during a concert (or maybe it was before). This time, we didn’t have much time at all to do the portrait of the orchestra. I created these photos in about five minutes, during their intermission. When we did this photo, I was many rows back into the auditorium with my camera. Many thanks to those onstage who told the orchestra members what to do for me so I didn’t have to be rude and yell!
I think these photos turned out very nicely, and you’d never know we had such limited time to capture the photos.
I took this last image of the Dexter Community Orchestra while I waited for the intermission. I was able to hear this very talented soloist perform. Don’t you love this wide angle view of the auditorium with the orchestra on stage? So many visually interesting lines!
Here’s a bit of information about the Dexter Community Orchestra:
The Dexter Community Orchestra is a musical group located in Dexter, Michigan. The DCO is dedicated to cultural enrichment through live symphonic music. The DCO seeks to provide the many benefits that can be achieved only through live musical performance. We are proud to offer a place for volunteer musicians to play and an opportunity for individuals and families to experience the magic of live classical music. We are looking for musicians and volunteers to help make our season a resounding success.
For more information about the Dexter Community Orchestra, visit their website. The concerts that I have attended are always very well done! And I’ve even spotted some very well behaved younger children in the audience. Kudos to those parents — it’s tough to decide when your kids are old enough to start experiencing things like this. 🙂 🙂