Sinfonietta History Exhibit and Opening Celebration
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) is celebrating the 40th anniversary season of the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta with a museum exhibit and evening celebration. The exhibit, titled “The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta – Evolution of a Homegrown Orchestra,” is open now through December at the History Museum of Hood River County. The exhibit highlights the people who have brought classical music to life in the Hood River Valley and the Gorge, including Boris Sirpo in the 1940s and ‘50s, Dorothy McCormick, founder of Sinfonietta, and current conductor Mark Steighner.
To kick off the opening of the exhibit, CGOA is hosting a celebration on Wednesday, October 9, from 6-8pm, at the museum. The event is free and open to the public, with appetizers, cake and drinks available, donations accepted. Live music will be provided by Sinfonietta members playing in two small ensembles: the Hood River String Quartet and Low Brass Fusion. Thank you to CGOA sponsors who will be providing food and drink for the event: Boda’s Kitchen, Rosauers and AniChe Cellars. CGOA also wishes to extend our appreciation to the History Museum for allowing us to showcase the Sinfonietta in their galleries.
All are welcome to come help celebrate Sinfonietta’s 40th anniversary, while learning about this piece of our community’s history and enjoying some beautiful music and refreshments.