The Lakeland Civic Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Chorus will present their first concert of the 2018-2019 season with “Chichester Psalms” Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center in the 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 lakelandcc.edu/arts.
Dr. Matthew C. Saunders will lead the 50-member orchestra in performances of Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 2, Libby Larsen’s “full moon in the city,” and Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila” in the first half of the concert.
Libby Larsen is an American composer. Her 2013 work “full moon in the city” is a bassoon concerto, and will feature bassoonist Dr. Constance Edwards, Associate Dean for Arts and Sciences.
The second half of the concert, presented by the Lakeland Civic Chorus and Civic Orchestra is devoted to the music of American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein. The Lakeland Civic Chorus, under the direction of Leonard DiCosimo, will perform a medley of Bernstein’s theatrical work, including songs from “West Side Story,” “Candide,” “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” and “Mass.”
The keynote work on the program is a performance by both civic groups of Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” featuring countertenor John McElliott. This work, composed in 1965, is one of Bernstein’s most-loved and most-performed serious compositions.
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.
The Lakeland Civic Orchestra performs four concerts annually, and rehearses Monday evenings on Lakeland’s Main Campus from August through May. Orchestra members come from many different backgrounds, from passionate amateurs to professional musicians seeking additional performance opportunities, and from ages 14 to 80. Lakeland students may earn one college credit per semester for their participation.
The Lakeland Civic Chorus performs four concerts annually, and rehearses Tuesday evenings on Lakeland’s Main Campus from August through May. Chorus members come from both student and community backgrounds and are of all ages. Lakeland students may earn one college credit per semester for their participation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeland Community College is located at the I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.