The Genrich family came together at a Redland Sinfonia concert to celebrate the living legacy of Sinfonia founder and former shire president Merv Genrich who passed away late last year.
Eleven family members attended the Royal Gala concert on March 23 at RPAC as guests of the Sinfonia.
Mr Genrich's daughter Anne Donges said she felt proud and honored to have the concert dedicated to her father.
"This is truly a special gesture and it is wonderful to think his vision has and is of ongoing value and gratitude to original members as well as current and future members of the Sinfonia. We thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Gala concert and are amazed at the brilliant talent within the Redland Sinfonia.," she said.
Son Andrew Genrich, who now lives in England said he too was delighted to have heard so many good reports.
"I was privileged to attend the rehearsal (or the Redland Sinfonia ensemble) for Dad's memorial. Afterwards I spoke with one of the violinists who told me that being a member of the Sinfonia had given her a focal point and allowed her to continue her playing. Her comments could have been Dad's, because that was precisely his vision. Thank you and to all the Sinfonia members and conductors, past and present for performing Dad's vision. I wish you continued success," Mr Genrich said.
A highlight of the concert was pianist Carson Dron playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.
All Genrich family members are invited to attend the next two Redland Sinfonia concerts free of charge, as part of the ongoing dedication of their concert season to the memory of Mr Genrich, the father of the orchestra.
The next Sinfonia concert is entitled Teenage Rebellion and will be staged at RPAC at 2pm on June 15.
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