Soon the Kimball Theatre stage will fill with musicians tuning their instruments for a final moment in the spotlight with the woman who has given them direction for the past 15 years.
After a few moments of chaos and clatter, conductor Janna Hymes will lead the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of “Adagietto” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. It will be her last concert heading the orchestra.
“I think (Williamsburg is) a fascinating place and, of course, the orchestra is amazing, but it’s time for me personally and artistically and also career-wise to move on,” Hymes said, which she says she’ll do with no regrets.
While Hymes still lives in Maine, she...