Annie Camp, director of Darlington School’s string program, will be the featured performer at Rome Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium.
The orchestra, directed by Dr. Richard Prior, will present Saint Saens' "Cello Concerto No. 1 in A-Minor." Also included in the evening’s program will be Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and Mozart's "Symphony No. 41" - his last symphony and also known as "Jupiter."
The orchestra’s principal cellist, Camp is a Georgia native who received her B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School in New York. She was previously a cellist for LYRA String Quartet, Dal Segno Piano Trio, Da Capo String Quartet, and the all-string jazz ensemble Jazz a Cordes of New York City. She played with the Alabama Symphony for seven years and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Lee University Chamber Orchestra, DeKalb Community Orchestra and Atlanta Chamber Orchestra. Camp holds a teaching certificate from the New York School for Strings and implemented her own original string program in the New York Public School System through Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
“Teaching has been a Godsend. Not only has it made me a better cellist; it has also deepened my humanity,” Camp said. “It requires one to continually have to reach within and find new reserves of energy and enthusiasm, and many ways of communicating. In order to be a good teacher, you must teach in a context of empathy and sincerity, and I find this a very meaningful challenge to try and create day to day.”
Tickets may be purchased at Merry Bee Gallery and Frame Shop, Living & Giving, Riverside Gourmet, Kroger, Rome Visitors Center, World Hi-Fi Home Theatre Gallery and Bussey's Florist & Gifts.
Tickets purchased in advance online or at retail outlets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, visit www.romesymphony.org or call the Symphony Office at 706-291-7967.