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The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Opening Season Concert on September 8 with Composer-in-Residence, Gwyneth Walker.
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce it has commissioned preeminent American composer Gwyneth Walker to write a piece of music for the opening of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season on September 8 at 7:00PM at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor.
The Great Lakes Overture was inspired by the Great Lakes and lake activities. “We are honored that Gwyneth Walker has composed a new musical work to celebrate our Great Lakes. Great Music. concert theme. GLCO Music Director Libor Ondras has continued a tradition of pursuing exciting programming by introducing new music and composers to Northern Michigan audiences, and I am excited that this dynamic and creative composer will be with us for this world premiere performance,” said Executive Director, Judith Zorn.
The prolific Gwyneth Walker has written over 300 commissioned works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, and solo voice. A special interest has been dramatic works that combine music with readings, acting, and movement. “It is my pleasure and honor to be the Composer-in-Residence with the GLCO and Chorus,” said Gwyneth Walker.
GLCO Board President David Kendall commented, “Gwyneth Walker is an incredibly well-regarded and respected composer with innovative thoughts and perspectives on music. Her enthusiasm for this project has been contagious and we are thrilled that she has agreed to fit this into her busy schedule.”
Tickets for this concert and the entire season are available online at MyNorthTickets.com. For additional questions call the Orchestra office at 231-487-0010. Tickets are $25 and $35, children 18 and under are free.
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 www.glcorchestra.org.