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Continues Around the World with New Season
(Be sure to check the website for current times and venues.)
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will continue its Around the World adventure beginning August 28 with a focus on Russia. Composers Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Stravinsky will be featured at the concert in the John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. Charlevoix saxophonist, Tom Harder, will play the Glasunov Saxophone Concerto.
October 29 will bring a Halloween concert with the kids in mind, including Saint Saens’ Danse Macabre and Stookey/Lemony Snicket. The Crescendo auction winner, Spencer Tallman, will be guest conductor for Danse Macabre and the Concerto Competition winner, Isaac Wittenberg, will play Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G Minor. This concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. the United Methodist Church in Petoskey and includes a costume parade with an opportunity to win prizes.
December features our traditional Messiah Plus One with chorus and four soloists on Thursday, December 15 and 16. Saint Saen’s Oratorio del Noel is this year’s additional composition. The concert will be at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey.
April 9, 2017, we travel to Britain to hear Purcell’s Fairy Queen Suite, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Horn and Tenor, and Vaughn William’s Fantasia on Tallis. This concert is at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.
Our final concert on June 11, 2017 takes us to Germany featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Brahm’s Concerto for violin and cello and the Beethoven Choral Fantasy with piano and orchestra chorus. Tony Patterson, Bay View artist and pianist will be our guest soloist.
Tickets for all concerts are available at area chambers of commerce, the orchestra office at 438 East Lake Street in Petoskey and at the door at each performance.
In addition each month will bring free concerts in our Sunday Series with talent from the orchestra and local artists. These are held at various venues in the area. The Sunday Series Recital provides free chamber music concerts throughout the year performing to the delight of audiences throughout northern Michigan. Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Board member Carolyn Klender provides support for the Sunday Series entire season. No tickets are needed but a free-will donation is taken at the door.
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 www.glcorchestra.org