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Lakeland Civic Orchestra celebrates spring with "Songs of Change" concert

Posted: February 18, 2020

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will present their first spring concert with “Songs of Change” Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center in the D-Building on the college’s campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

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

Dr. Matthew C. Saunders will lead the 55-member orchestra in performances of David Sartor’s “Metamorphic Fanfare,” Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Gustav Holst’s “St. Paul’s Suite,” and Emilie Mayer’s “Faust Overture.”

Soloist on the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto will be 16-year-old Chardon resident Maude Cloutier, winner of the 2019 Lakeland Civic Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition. Ms. Cloutier is a native of Montreal, Canada, and is a student of Jan Mark Sloman in the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Program.

David Sartor is a composer and conductor based in Tennessee. His “Metamorphic Fanfare” was commissioned by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the new millennium in 2000, and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra celebrates the new decade with this Ohio premiere.

Gustav Holst is best known for his orchestral suite “The Planets,” but the earlier “St. Paul’s Suite” for string orchestra shows many similarities to the larger work, including his passion for folk music.

Emilie Mayer was a contemporary of Richard Wagner, and wrote symphonic music that rivals that of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms in its passion and appeal. Her “Faust Overture” examines the quintessential text of German romantic literature with color and rhythmic verve.

About the orchestra

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.

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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