A Season Nostalgic and New!
Welcome to a music season unlike any other in LSO history. Although it is different, it is truly a wonderful opportunity. Within this season, please join me for a weekly hour-long radio show running September 29 through December 15, 2020 (more details in link below) with music and commentary that will delve deep into the nuances of an array of orchestral music. In addition to these radio broadcasts, each week (September through Christmas 2020) a new video interview will be uploaded to the LSO YouTube channel. These are casual conversations between myself and members of the LSO community including musicians, staff and patrons. How interesting it is to learn about some extraordinary things our musical family members do in their lives!
Everything is Free, so help spread the word to “Tune-In” to the LaGrange Symphony’s 2020/2021 musical programming via WELR 102.3 FM radio and YouTube videos!
Like many arts organizations, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community, state, country, and the world. Our hearts are heavy for the sadness and hardships faced by so many. As you know, numerous concerts and events were at first postponed, and then cancelled as the crisis progressed. This, in turn, created a mountain of accounting problems trying to figure out how to handle all the unused tickets. With sincere gratitude, we appreciate our LSO supporters who have weathered this storm with us and decided to donate the value of their unused tickets. Although we continue to provide musical education to students through electronic platforms, some of our ensembles practice social distancing or are virtual. We look forward to the time when our teachers can reintroduce full face-to-face direction.
While its true that nothing compares to a live musical performance – audibly, visually and emotionally, trying something new can be exciting and fun. In this time of social distancing, the LSO is offering two new areas of programming this fall. An hour-long weekly radio show on WELR Eagle 102.3 FM Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, and a new video podcast uploaded every week to our YouTube channel. Stick with us, keep an open mind, and stay-tuned to see what other new things you may learn from this “unique” season.