The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 20th season with a season that includes classical favorites, opera and orchestral works by new composers as well as traditional composers like Beethoven, Verdi and Mussorgsky.
The LSO is conducted by Patricio Cobos.
"A Merry Gathering, Sept. 22, features music by Beethoven and arias by Rossini, Mozart and Verdi, sung by tenor Adam Kirkpatrick.
"Sorcerers, Witches and Things," Sept. 27, features music by Dukas, Albinoni, Saint-Saens and Mussorgsky, in a pre-Halloween concert. Pianist Kseniia Polstiankina, winner of the 2009 LSO Young Artists Competition, performs Rachmaninoff’s "Concerto for Piano No. 1 in F sharp minor, Opus 1."
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"Christmas with the LSO," Dec. 10, continues the annual holiday tradition. Guest performers include the LaGrange College Women's Chorus, directed by Debbie Ogle and Long Cane Middle School Chorus, directed by Bettie Biggs.
"Viva Mozart," March 16, is an all-Mozart program featuring "Salzburg Symphony No. 3," "Salzburg Symphony No. 1" and "Symphony No. 14 in A major." Soloists include conductor and violinist Cobos and violist Maureen Gallagher in "Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K.364 for Violin and Viola."
"Voices of Spring," April 13, concludes the season. The program includes pieces by Barber, Brahms and Strauss. Guest soloists are violinist Gabriella Diaz and cellist Andres Diaz, who will play Brahms’ :Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Opus 102," which is also called the “Double Concerto.”
Season tickets $25-$112.50; single tickets are $5-$25.