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"I only heard a singing, a sighing, a weeping, a sobbing, a talking, a roaring—all sorts of strange sounds that I had never heard in my life before. Sounds sweet as honey, smooth as oil, kept pouring without end straight into my heart, and my soul soared far, far away into another world, into a paradise of pure sound."

--Arnold Steinheardt, first violinist of the Quarneri String Quartet

Last year was a great year for Shoals Symphony at UNA—many unforgettable performances, excellent soloists, a fantastically large and powerful choir, and above all, a wonderfully supportive audience. Thank you! Thank you! Nothing gives me more pleasure then knowing that I have had a small part in it, making your soul soar to places where it has not been before. Since this is my final year as your Music Director, I want to thank you for ten wonderful years of growth, learning, laughter, and joy. I will always treasure this time in my life and want to wish you the very best for the future. For my final season with Shoals Symphony at UNA, I have chosen some of my favorite pieces: Sibelius' Symphony No. 1, Brahms' Haydn Variations, Copland's Appalachian Spring, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. If you have never experienced the true power of music in your life, this season surely will not leave you untouched. Come and enter into the "paradise of pure sound" with us!

Yours truly,

Viljar P. Weimann
Music Director/Conductor