The new Simpson College Community Orchestra holds its first concert this weekend, but it’s already off to a roaring start.
The orchestra and director Mike Eckerty were featured Monday in the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Life section.
Simpson has revived the orchestra after 40 years, and the group includes students and community members, including a violinist who is being home-schooled and had never played in an orchestra before.
Then come hear the orchestra perform, at 7 p.m. Sunday in Great Hall on the Simpson College campus. The event is free.