December 2019

13 Dec: Sounds of Peace – December 10, 2019

A PATRON COMMENTED THIS CONCERT AS BEING, “THE VERY BEST CHRISTMAS CONCERT YET!!”  OTHERS WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH THEM. Friends and family gathered for the LSO holiday concert, Sounds of Peace, with smiles, hugs, and happy chatter. The lobby had a special delight as “The Soundpost,” a group formed by members of the LSYO, under the direction of Celeste Myall, serenaded the Patrons with pre-concert holiday classics. They warmed hearts as everyone came in from the cold. This was an extra-touch that greatly added to the holiday atmosphere. The excitement of a sold-out house paired with the wonderful program line-up was clear throughout the auditorium.  The buzz of happy conversation gave way to anticipatory quiet within an instant, as the concert was about to start.
October 2019

30 Oct: Sounds of Dance October 29, 2019

The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary celebration continued through this concert, as president Kaye Lanning Minchew paid tribute to the musicians that played in the very first LSO concert, 30 years ago.  Several members of that original orchestra were in attendance and were individually recognized.
September 2019

25 Sep: Sounds of Drama – September 24, 2019

Spellbinding! Thirty years and counting!  The LSO 2019/20 season opened to a full house September 24, 2019, with the traditional, vibrant rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.  The Sounds of Drama concert was a salute to LaGrange College and their close relationship to the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.  LSO Executive Director, Raylene Carter, explained in her concert comments that the origin of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is attributed to three men: Dr. Harry Kruger, conductor emeritus of the Columbus Symphony, Dr. David Naglee, LaGrange College professor, and Dr. Walter Y. Murphy, then President of LaGrange College.  She went on to describe the immeasurable support that the College has given the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra during these past thirty years. This support continues today with Dr. Dan McAlexander, current LaGrange College president.  The LSO gratefully acknowledges and appreciates LaGrange College.  We look forward to the next 30 years.