Society honors two
19, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra Society honored Manchester College
Professor Jim Adams and Associate Professor Emeritus Robert G. Jones for
their many years of service to the community orchestra. Both received
Lifetime Membership Awards.
presenting the honor, Society Vice President Diane Scheerer thanked
former MSO Conductor Bob Jones for his many years of devotion to the
symphony and for his outstanding leadership. Jones retired from the
Manchester College Music Department last summer after serving as faculty
member and MSO conductor for 25 years.
Emeritus Charles Klingler spoke of the work and accomplishments of
Adams, who teaches art at the college and has prepared the program notes
for symphony performances for more than 25 years. Society President
Gene Strohallen presented Adams with a lifetime membership.
is one of the smallest communities in the nation to support a symphony
orchestra. The 50-member community orchestra is comprised of area
residents, and Manchester College students, faculty and staff. The MSO,
in its 66th season, presents four concerts annually and sponsors two
free summer concerts for the community. It also conducts an annual
competition for young musicians, provides educational programming for
local elementary and high schools and funds scholarship aid for music
students at Manchester College.