Two talented musicians from Lyons High School are on an 18-day musical odyssey in China, with the Boulder Youth Symphony. Maddie Doering, who will be a junior, and Rachel Wolfe, who will
be a senior, left Memorial Day for what is sure to be a memorable once-in-a-lifetime trip. The two young women, who both play flute, were chosen from among hundreds of student musicians from the Denver, Longmont, Boulder area who auditioned last December, to join the 53-member symphony.
The trip was organized by symphony Director Yin-Feng Keynes Chen, a native of China who moved to Boulder at the age of 15. Chen has arranged for the symphony to play eight concerts in eight different cities during the trip, including one at the prestigious Xinghai Concert Hall in the city of Guangzhou. Doering says that in addition to the rigorous concert schedule, the students will find time to do a little sightseeing. Arrangements have been made for young musicians to visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Olympic venues in Beijing, and the Terracotta Warriors. Doering has said if she can find a few minutes during the day, and she can get connected, she will be sending updates from the trip, which Lyons residents can follow on the Lyons Recorder website, www.lyonsrecorder.com. We look forward to it. Bon voyage ladies.