The Longwood Symphony Orchestra was honored at the State House, Feb. 9, receiving the Massachusetts’ highest cultural recognition: The 2011 Massachusets Cultural Commonwealth Award. Gov. Deval Patrick opened the ceremony. A small ensemble group of us from the LSO performed “The Lark Ascending” by Vaughn Williams. (This is one o of my favorite pieces.) Lisa Wong, M.D. (President of LSO) and Jonathan McPhee (conductor) accepted the award on stage.