In a nutshell:
Legends of Fire was not for the faint of heart!
“Expressive & Exciting”
These were a few comments made after the LSO’s November performance, which is the second in the 2015/16 series “PASSION – POWER – PRESENCE – PRIOR”. This concert season is under the musical direction of the LSO’s new conductor Dr. Richard Prior. Not only is this inaugural season touted as building a new sound, there also seems to be a new energy coming from the stage. This is showing through the music and the results are extraordinary. It’s like a positive energy that you can feel, see and hear.
This energy was also apparent through the guest concertmaster, Dr. Sinisa Ciric. In this photo, Dr. Ciric is shown chatting with a patron after the concert.
The November concert, which was performed in front of a full house, was definitely a continuation of the high standards set with the October concert Musical Chemistry. The night’s event began with Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture and continued with one of Mozart’s symphonies based in a minor key (there are only two). This Mozart piece was Symphony No. 40 in g minor.
Dr. Prior spoke briefly about the LSO’s desire to perform audience favorites in a very high degree, while also introducing us to other great pieces which may be less familiar. In this season of holidays, it was very nice to be offered this wonderful gift of new experiences and given the opportunity to acquire new appreciations.
The concert continued with Khachaturian and his Spartacus Suite No. 2. The final piece of the evening was the robust Stravinsky Firebird Suite that ended with a rousing round of applause. It was definitely an evening very well spent!
“One of the best performances
of Khachaturian I’ve ever heard!”
“Tonight was not for
the Faint of Heart! – terrific”
The Painted Strings Project continues with several more auctions closing. Several pieces were on display before the concert. The last auction takes place online until December 15th , which is the date of our next concert event. See the section about the current Painted Strings Project or go to the Guild page to read more.
The next LSO performance is December 15th Holiday Presence! You can read more HERE. Note that there is not a pre-concert lecture on December 15th.
Thank you to all of our patrons for supporting the Arts in LaGrange and especially the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets On Sale Now:
Other Current Events:
A LaGrange Symphony Guild event:
The 2015/16 Season’s Painted Strings Project! – to benefit LSO Youth Programs
Beautiful and unique works of art to be auctioned! All are one-of-a-kind.
Instruments, worn beyond repair from years of use by young musicians, have found new life as canvases for 10 talented, local artists. Inspired by an idea of Chris and Pepper Hagebak of 809 Gallery, these artists have joined Chris to create original works of art for the LaGrange Symphony Guild to make available to our supporters. All proceeds will be used to buy new instruments for the LSO Youth Programs. A worthy cause indeed! We hope you will participate – here is the link to view (and bid on) all of these wonderful art pieces:
All painted instruments will be auctioned online at www.32auctions.com/lagrangesymphonyguild .
Several instrument auctions will close just before the LSO concerts October 6th, 2015, November 3rd, 2015, and December 15th, 2015, so don’t delay! The winners of the auctions closing on those days will be announced at that evenings concert. Click on the auction link above to see which painted instruments are still available. Scroll to the bottom of that auction page and click “View All Items” to see all the instruments. Hurry, some are already sold!