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(Press Release provided by Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra)

PETOSKEY: What do Haydn, Rameau, Koepte, Thomé, Loeillet, Berlin, Ellington, Bennett, Calvert, Presser and Iveson have in common? They all play a part in Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s April 19 Sunday Recital, entitled “April in Boyne City,” at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 401 S. Park Street in Boyne City. The recital features Great Lakes Woodwind & Brass Ensembles and encompasses music styles from Classical to Modern Jazz. The featured musicians are Grace Olson, flute; John McClutcheon, oboe; Jayne Winchester, clarinet; Charlie MacInnis, clarinet; Vern Campbell, trumpet; Pat Jarve, trumpet; Beverly Isenbarger, horn; Edward Bahr, trombone; Tim Willson, tuba; and Ron Winchester, tuba.

“Our selections cover three centuries. We seek to maintain the roots of the chamber orchestra’s repertoire, yet offer something for everyone — and have everyone leave with a song in their heart,” John McCutcheon observed.

Ed Bahr added, “This is a diverse program which includes various periods and styles of music — classical, popular and jazz, through to the arrangements of songs — for ensembles from woodwind duets and trios, to brass quartet and quintet, as well as a combination of all of the woodwind and brass players. This program’s variety ranges from music by Franz Joseph Haydn and Canadian composer Morley Calvert to Five Southern Songs by William Presser, Blue Skies by Irving Berlin, and Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing. And, what these pieces all have in common is that they are all readily likeable.”

We hope you will join us for this extraordinary opportunity to experience an intimate musical event. Chamber music has a long history of musicians gathering to play and sing for one another and a group of good friends. Due to the generous support of Carolyn Klender, the orchestra is able to present the Sunday Series of Recitals free of charge.

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra produces live orchestral performances that provide entertainment, education and inspiration for Northern Michigan. Support for the orchestra is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Bay Harbor Foundation, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, and hundreds of individual patrons of the arts.

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