Bowling Green - Western Symphony Orchestra, A Century of Symphony, by Jonathan Jeffrey
is a commemorative centennial history book. It is filled with photos and interesting facts
about the first 100 years of the Symphony Orchestra!
Price: $15.00 + $4.00 shipping and handling
May be purchased by website or calling The Symphony at WKU office 745-7681.
Click here to order
excerpts of Centennial history by Jonathan Jeffrey
In 2008, The Symphony at WKU celebrates a century of providing learning
opportunities for student and community musicians as well as entertaining and educating the public
about the joys of orchestral music. What many modern concert attendees may not realize is that
this one hundred year tenure makes the The Symphony at WKU the oldest continuously operating symphony orchestra
in the Commonwealth. The Symphony at WKU today is a true town-gown triumph! The Orchestra exists today
because of widespread community support.
As The Symphony at WKU celebrates its centennial, it stands in a very healthy position. For generations,
musicians—students, townspeople, WKU faculty, and professionals—have melded their talents to
produce quality concerts for an eager public. The venues have changed, the musicians have changed,
the music has changed, the conductors have changed, but the end product—beautiful orchestral
music—has remained a constant. Today The Symphony at WKU serves as a model of cooperation and financial
stability for symphony orchestras in similar-sized communities across America. The next one hundred
years certainly hold great promise for this important arts organization.