Jacob Helleckson, 16, represented Paonia High School at the All State Orchestra in Fort Collins on Feb. 11. This is Helleckson's second year in the top orchestra of the state, competing and winning one of the 16 available cello chairs in this group.
The 60th annual Colorado All State Orchestra concert was held on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Philharmonic Group was directed by Robert Moody, conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, Arizona Musicfest and the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra. Pieces played at the concert included Rainbow Body, Rusty Air in Carolina and The Pines of Rome. Jacob states that he especially enjoyed the Rusty Air piece where digital media was used in combination with the orchestra Helleckson plays cello in both the Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Valley Youth Orchestra Chamber group.blog comments powered by Disqus