I played in an orchestra concert last weekend. I have been playing with this group since I moved here about eleven years ago, but the group has evolved beyond recognition. We used to number about fifteen, and we were always struggling to find rehearsal space, performance venues, and cellists (not to mention a conductor).
Several years ago, an amazing musician adopted us. She chooses programs and conducts, and her incredible enthusiasm has attracted a whole stage full of musicians and a whole auditorium full of concertgoers!