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Meg Smith Shares Love for Music While Building Community Orchestra

String Musicians Invited to Join on Mondays


Last updated 2/20/2020 at 11:11am

Williamson Photography of Lake Wales

Meg Smith with orchestra students at community event.

Meg Smith calls herself "the luckiest girl in the world." She says she's filled 10 bucket lists by being blessed to play her violin with the likes of famous musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman and for noted composer John Williams. For nearly a decade she's played in the orchestra on tour with opera singer Andrea Bocelli, whose voice is considered one of the finest in the world.

Smith's newest endeavor is directing an adult stringed orchestra sponsored by the Lake Wales Arts Council. The group of about a dozen musicians started playing together in the fall, and they are looking for other...

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