The sweet sounds of summer are being hears through out Troup County.
And it’s thanks, in part, to one local family. Anthony and Rebecca Criswell, along with their two daughters, 12-year-old
Libby and 9-year-old Milly, will be performing two free concerts. One in Hogansville and also in West Point.
The concerts, titled “Summer Serenade,” are in conjunction with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s continued celebration of its 25th anniversary.
“Our mission is to enrich our community through music,” said LSO Executive Director, Dave Marler. “As we continue our 25th anniversary celebration, we are happy to bring music to Hogansville and West Point. I hope everyone will take a break from the summer heat and enjoy some wonderful music provided by the Criswells, a family of very gifted musicians.”
Anthony Criswell is a native of LaGrange and a graduate of LaGrange High School, Columbus State University, and Samford University. He is also serves as Church Administrator, Associate Minister of Music, and Organist at First Baptist Church on the Square.
Rebecca is originally from South Carolina and a graduate of Presbyterian College. The couple enjoys playing instrumental music and singing, which they have passed on to their two daughters.
Libby is a rising seventh grader at Gardner Newman Middle School. She plays cello, piano, and oboe. Libby is a member of the youth choir and youth hand bell choir at First Baptist Church on the Square. She also plays cello in the LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra and String Ensemble.
Milly is a rising fourth grader at Franklin Forest Elementary School. She plays harp and piano. She also sings in the children’s choir and plays in the children’s hand bell choir at First Baptist Church.
You can hear the family on Sunday, July 27th at the First Methodist Church of Hogansville, and again on Sunday, Aug. 10th at the First Methodist Church of West Point. Both concerts begin at 5 p.m. and are open to the public.