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(Press Release provided by Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra)

HARBOR SPRINGS: On Sunday, May 3, 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will present the Sunday Series Recital, “Mozart In May” featuring ensemble musicians (pictured above, left to right) Steven Leonard, violin; Ann Schoelles, viola; Elizabeth Bert, cello; and Lynn Hansen, oboe. The program is devoted to the music of Mozart, but in an unexpected way.

Steven Leonard, the recital’s violinist and Associate Concertmaster of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, among other positions, explains, “Mozart wrote some wonderful music for our combination of instruments. These pieces are related to one another because they are from the Classical period of music, with the majority of them by W.A. Mozart. One piece is by Michael Haydn, who was an acquaintance of Mozart’s father. The other composer represented is Beethoven, for his String Trio, which was influenced by Mozart’s own String Trio. During the recital, we will give historical anecdotes about each piece, and provide brief comments about form and theory issues, which will make the recital all the more personable and approachable.”

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series provides the community the opportunity to experience an intimate musical event. Chamber music has a long history of musicians gathering to play and sing for one another and for a group of good friends. Due to the generous support of GLCO board member, Carolyn Klender, the orchestra is able to present the Sunday Series of Recitals free of charge. A free-will offering will be taken at the event.

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. For more information about the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, go to