Trombonist Roger Finch performed in his final concert with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra (YSO) earlier this month after 45 years. He played highlights from Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West Side Story in the Capitol Theatre.
“We kicked its butt,” he said with a laugh.
The concert opened with an extensive standing ovation from the audience and symphony musicians as Finch walked onstage to take his seat. He wasn’t expecting such recognition.