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Family at the heart of Lakeland Civic Orchestra’s first spring concert

Posted: February 24, 2022

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will present their first spring semester concert with “A Family Affair” Sunday, March 6, 2022, 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 order confirmation to show at the door.

Dr. Matthew C. Saunders will lead the 55-member orchestra in the performance of the world premiere of Margi Griebling-Haigh’s “Little Ironies” as well as Tchaikovsky’s famous work “The Nutcracker.” As special guests, sisters Richelle and Rosabelle Shi will perform with the orchestra as respective winners of the Senior and Junior Divisions of the Young Artist Concerto Competition. Richelle Shi will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E-Flat major, S. 124 and Rosabelle Shi will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op 40.

The Lakeland Community College Young Artist Concerto Competition is an event that has been recognizing excellence in youth performers for over 20 years. Division winners this year, Richelle Shi and sister Rosabelle are pianists from Illinois who study with Dr. Sylvia Wang of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. They have participated in many regional, national and international competitions, winning many top awards and honors.


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 Choir, 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 nearly 8,000 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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