Robert B. Anderson, founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Cascade Symphony, slipped quietly out of this world on the evening of Friday, May 11. He was a dear friend, teacher and mentor to many of us in the symphony. His life was devoted to music and education, and he leaves a lasting legacy that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Monday night’s final concert of the season was dedicated to Bob. As the Sno-King Community Chorale joined their voices to the Cascade Symphony in the presentation of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, the phrase “Joyful, Joyful” took on new and special meaning as we celebrated the memory of a life well lived.