Vahn Armstrong, Diane Bruce, Eva Stern and Jolyon Pegis walked out of Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. It was a humid Wednesday afternoon, just after 12:30 p.m. They had rehearsed with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for three and a half hours. That evening, they would rehearse again. They were tired, they were hungry — yet they loved what they were doing.
As one of the founding members of Sonic Escape, Maria Millar has put a lot of pressure on herself to compose and arrange for the flute, violin and cello trio in ways that no one has ever heard.
“First, it involves a lot of procrastination,” said Millar, violinist, composer, arranger and self-professed procrastinator.
“Basically I think, ‘I should write something, I should write something,’ and then I keep not doing it,” she said. “Having a concert, that’s really the only way to get me to write.”