In the art world, we hear the word “accessibility” often. Making art accessible and appealing to a wide audience is a mission many art organizations ascribe to. This includes the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra based here in Annapolis. Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by offering concerts, master classes, and competitions to members of the community for over 15 years! Whether you are a student or a senior citizen, the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra allows all members of the community to audition and become part of the orchestra.
From well-known classical compositions to pop hits of today, there is something for everyone to enjoy. One of the most exciting aspects offered by this group is the fact that they play in many different genres. By making the music more relatable they are able to engage a larger group of community members. When I was able to sit down with the orchestra Musical Director and Conductor, Dr. Anna Binneweg and one of the main organizational goals she spoke about was the fact that their concerts are fun for the whole family.
Dr. Binneweg, 2015 Annie Award for the Performing Arts awarded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, has been the conductor since 2008 and since her time there the orchestra has been housed at St. Johns College and have performed throughout the region including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC!
Under the direction of Dr. Binneweg and through the support of the community, Londontowne Symphony Orchestra will continue to be a positive force within the Annapolis community. They are trailblazers for inclusivity and their dedication to producing top-notch shows makes them a revered organization.
Be sure to check out there next show on March 7th at Key Auditorium at St Johns College.