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Music, theater and ballet combine in Lakeland Civic Orchestra concert

Posted: October 27, 2017 | Updated: November 7, 2017

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will present “Triple Threat,” their first concert of the 2017-2018 season Sunday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center in D-Building of the main campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Tickets are available at the door, or by calling the Lakeland Box Office at 440.525.7134. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets are also available online by visiting

The triple threat theme comes from a combination of poetry, ballet and music. The orchestra will perform Alice Mary Smith’s “The Masque of Pandora,” which draws inspiration from the dramatic poem of the same name by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The ballet element will be represented with Jules Massenet’s ballet music from “Le Cid,” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56 will complete the motif.

The concerto will feature Baldwin Wallace University’s Barton Samuel Rotberg on violin and Sungeun Kim on piano, joined by Chauncey Aceret on cello.

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra is directed by Dr. Matthew Saunders, professor of music and chair of the music department at Lakeland Community College. Saunders is in his sixth season as director of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, and recently conducted Ravel’s opera “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” for Resonanz at the Fine Arts Association. His original compositions have been performed throughout the United States and internationally.

About the civic music programs

Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in four music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra.Additionally, the college offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in the Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

Lakeland Community College is located at the I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

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