'Music Review: Worcester Symphonic Project puts young musicians in spotlight'

Telegram & Gazette

In a glowing review of the Worcester Symphonic Project’s (WSP) annual concert, the Telegram & Gazette highlighted the diversity of musicians, “a mix of local players—some professional, some amateur, some collect students, and some younger.”  The WSP was founded by Peter Sulski, lecturer of music at the College of the Holy Cross, and is now in its fourth season.  The project was “designed to provide local instrumentalists the opportunity to get together and present large-scale concerts in a world class hall,” Telegram reviewer Johnathan Blumhofer said.

The program included the Schubert Mass, “in which instrumentalist from the WSP were joined by the Holy Cross College Choir and members of the Worcester Chorus,” the Telegram reported.

Eric Culver, lecturer of music and director of the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra, led a performance the Telegram called “touching.”  The review said Adam Ouellet ’16, one of the three soloists in the piece, was a standout, “quality tenors, young and old, are a rare commodity, and his strong singing in the Mass marked him as one.”

This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Emma Collins ’16.