Opinion

Stoyanovich’s love for music

There’s a new conductor in town and she’s taking the city by storm.

Elizabeth Stoyanovich, who was hired in July to serve as the musical director for the Bremerton Symphony, has the ability to enamor everyone she comes in contact with.

She is witty, dynamic and exudes charm. She wears her love for music on her sleeve; the way she talks about music she could make a 16-year-old with purple hair want to go to the symphony.

Everyone in the community — even those who have not yet seen her conduct — agree that Stoyanovich is exactly what the symphony needs: an energetic leader with an impressive list of credentials.

Although she has worked with some of the best orchestras in the world (she even used to work with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart), she is unimpressed with her accomplishments.

All that matters to Stoyanovich is music.

“It’s exciting to watch her,” said Sara Nell Davis, who attended the symphony’s first performance, “In the Beginning,” on Oct. 4. Davis admits she is a bit biased, as she serves on the symphony board, but her opinion of Stoyanovich is no different than anyone else’s.

“She’s very personable,” Davis said of Stoyanovich. “The community had high hopes and she met and exceeded our expectations.”

Davis said Bremerton was lucky to have landed Stoyanovich to head up the symphony.

“We are thrilled to have someone of her caliber here. It’s energizing to watch her,” Davis said.

Well put, Ms. Davis.

Bremerton resident Anita Williams also saw the Oct. 4 performance and was impressed with Stoyanovich.

“She’s exciting, energetic. She has a lot of enthusiasm and energy; the kind that permeates the audience and the orchestra.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. We full-heartedly support the symphony and Stoyanovich’s efforts.

Welcome aboard, Mrs. Stoyanovich.

Bremerton is lucky — and thrilled — to have you at the helm of the symphony.

We know you will do the city and your musicians proud.

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