McLean Connection: McLean Orchestra’s Splash of Emotion

Local orchestra begins its 45th season on Oct. 10 at Oakcrest School performance hall.

By Ken Moore

McLean Orchestra conductor and musical director Miriam Burns doesn’t hesitate from knowledge that she can change a life in one evening.

“That’s the kind of splash I want to continue making,” she said. When she conducts, she can feel the rapt attention of the audience when she and her orchestra perform at mastery.

“All of us on stage are thrilled to be sharing a musical masterpiece and telling a story on stage,” she said. “I don’t see how people can live without great music, it can be such a powerful force in life. We all need it.”