The Alton Symphony Orchestra is hosting about 70 young musicians and 15 or so adults from Germany this week. The symphony is making it possible for the St. Bonaventura Orchestra and Choir to perform in the community, after a call for host homes originally heard on The Big Z a month ago was answered. The musicians are heading back to their home in Germany later this week.
The musicians are in the middle of a five-performance stint in Alton. Symphony Board Member Ann Cacciatolli says it hasn’t been all performing for the kids. There has been some sightseeing too.
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The musicians range in age from 13-17, and are accompanied by an adult staff. Their Wednesday performance schedule includes shows at SS Peter & Paul Church after the 8:15am Mass, then the full group at Noon at Haskell Park in Alton, St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey at 2:30pm, and at the First Presbyterian Church in Alton at 6:30pm.