A Message from Diego Piedra
As our last season was cut off abruptly and all our lives got turned upside down, I was unable to share with you and with our orchestra the joy of music making. We were ready to perform for you a program that included music which Spectrum never played before, and I am sure that had we not have been closed because of COVID-19 we would have had two great concerts as the close of our 19-20 season.
Life has taken me on a different path now, and so, I wish to say to you a big thank you for coming to our concerts, for being there for us, and for applauding our performances. I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where I will be the new Orchestra Director this Fall.
I am very thankful to all the musicians who devoted so much time preparing themselves for every rehearsal, the board of directors for working so hard to keep the orchestra alive and well, and I am especially happy that I will be leaving Spectrum Orchestra in very good hands. My friend Régulo Stabilito will take good care of the orchestra and will contribute greatly to our mission with his enthusiasm and leadership.
Please keep coming to enjoy our concerts. I know that Spectrum will be wanting to get together to make music for you with an extra dose of love and dedication. We as musicians need to keep playing for you!
To my musician friends: Thank you!!!
I will miss you all so much!