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Cunha is new concertmaster for Northern Neck Orchestra

Violinist Moises Cunha is the new concertmaster for the Northern Neck Orchestra. Photo by Kent Eanes

Concertmaster Moises Cunha will lead the string players of the Northern Neck Orchestra in its final concert of the season, “Song, Dance and Fantasies,” with the Chesapeake Chorale May 4 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

A pre-concert talk, hosted by conductor and music director Michael Repper, will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the concert will follow at 7:30 p.m.

While best known as the violinist who makes sure the orchestra is in tune before the conductor walks on stage and the performance begins, the concertmaster plays a key role in helping the string section play together as a cohesive unit, said Cunha, a native of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

“I believe that the role of the concertmaster is to be a kind of mediator between the conductor and the orchestra,” he said…

Rappahannock Record Staff
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