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Fall concert brings Lakeland’s jazz orchestra and student group together for autumn celebration

Posted: November 15, 2022

The Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Jazz Impact student group are combining to present their first concert of the 2022-2023 season with “Autumn Serenade” Sunday, Nov. 20, 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 college’s campus, located at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland.

Concert tickets are available at the box office or online at Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and veterans and $2 for students. Online purchasers should bring their order confirmation to show at the door.

Led by Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra director Demetrius Steinmetz and Lakeland Jazz Impact director Ed Michaels, the concert will highlight the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Nestico, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Mercer and many more. The repertoire highlights classic jazz and blues pieces including “It Had To Be You,” “Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah),” “Straight No Chaser” and “Manteca.”


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 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 11 four-year institutions.

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