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Civic orchestra revives their program with hope and renewal in homecoming concert

Posted: October 29, 2021

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will return to live performance with a program entitled “Orchestral Homecoming” Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. The center is located on the first floor of the D-Building on the campus of Lakeland Community College.

Concert tickets are available for sale online only at Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and veterans, and $2 for students. Guests should bring their electronic ticket to show at the door.

Dr. Matthew C. Saunders will lead the 55-member orchestra in the performance of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” Suite No. 2, and selections from Richard Rodgers’ “The Sound of Music.” The orchestra will also present Florence Price’s “Adoration.” Price became the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented her work at the 1933 Century of Progress exhibition.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto will be presented in the concert, and the soloist will be 16-year-old Lyndhurst resident Moshi Tang, winner of the 2021 Lakeland Civic Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, Senior Division. Tang is a student of Joan Kwuon of the Cleveland Institute of Music and concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.


Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in five music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Flute 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 atthe I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to more than 11,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 12 four-year institutions.

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