Symphonia surpasses expectations in Bermuda

Symphonia surpasses expectations in Bermuda

The Williamsburg Symphonia received a standing ovation following its first international performance at the 41st Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts.

The Symphonia hadn't planned an encore, said executive director Carolyn Keurajian, but the audience's response was so overwhelming, the Symphonia returned to the stage.

"We felt good about it going into the performance, but it definitely exceeded our expectations," Keurajian said.

Music director Janna Hymes conducted the 18-piece ensemble during its Jan. 29 performance to a sold-out crowd of around 500 at Earl of Cameron Theater.

"I could feel their energy, I could feel that...