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Holiday Pops

Pops
12/14/2014 3:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Jonathan Beyer, Baritone
MSU Youth Chorale
Side-by-Side Student Orchestra

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Celebrate the season with the Lansing Symphony’s Holiday Pops! Enjoy an afternoon of all your holiday favorites with Baritone Jonathan Beyer and the marvelous MSU Youth Chorale. Come together with family, friends and the mid-Michigan community, and make your holiday festivities even more memorable at the Holiday Pops concert!

Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

MasterWorks
1/10/2015 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Bion Tsang, Cello

HAYDN- Symphony No. 43 in E-flat Major, “Mercury”
TCHAIKOVSKY- Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 33
BEETHOVEN- Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”

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“Simply put, Tsang is an artist who guarantees the future of our music. His playing is inspiring to hear and inspiring to watch,” said The Los Angeles Times. Michigan native andGrammy nominated Tsang will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on aRococo Theme. Inspired partly by his idol Mozart, this work reflects the poise and elegance of the classical style. Often referred to as the "Father of the Symphony," Haydn was also Beethoven's teacher. We will hear symphonies by both composers, concluding with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 which, in its extra musical depictions of nature, makes it stand as among the first programmatic symphonies in history and a perennial favorite in the concert hall.

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Family Series at the Library, Mini-Concert

Family
1/25/2015 3:00 PM

Woodwind Quintet
The more the merrier! At this mini concert, you will have the privilege of learning about five different instruments - oboe, clarinet, bassoon, flute and French horn. You won't want to miss this educational and thrilling performance by LSO musicians.

Downtown Lansing Library
401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing

Free

Winds in the British Isles

Chamber
2/1/2015 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel
Music from Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales

Brandon LePage, Piccolo
Richard Sherman, Flute
Jan Eberle, Oboe
Michael Kroth, Bassoon
Genadi Zagor, Piano

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Wicked Divas: Broadway & Beyond

Pops
2/21/2015 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

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Broadway, Opera, Pop… this concert has it all! This show features Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked in perfect harmony with your Lansing Symphony. Enjoy selections from the Tony Award winning musical Wicked, as well as selections from Gypsy, Titanic, Carmen and many more! These divas are sure to deliver an unforgettable performance!

Family Series at the Library, Mini-Concert

Family
2/22/2015 3:00 PM

Sliding Trombone
Predominantly a cylindrical tube, the trombone is a unique brass instrument that's easy to distinguish. LSO trombonist, Michael Steiger, will not only perform a variety of tunes, but plans on demonstrating the technical capabilities of this exceptional instrument.

Downtown Lansing Library
401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing

Free

Jazz Band


3/1/2015 7:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Enigma Variations

MasterWorks
3/7/2015 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Richard Sherman, Flute

MOZART- Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384
HELMS- Seven Ascents for Flute & Orchestra
ELGAR- Enigma Variations, Op. 36

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Join us for a program of intrigue, as mystery lies behind the identities represented in Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations. Mozart incorporated what was known as “Turkish music” into his opera, TheAbduction from the Seraglio, a sound and style that captivated many composers of the time. The Lansing Symphony’s very own Principal Flute, Richard Sherman, brings his exquisite artistry to Helms’ Seven Ascents for Flute & Orchestra. A founding faculty member of the MSU Community Music School, Helms has written choral, instrumental and orchestral works in addition to music for theatre.Along with the great music, this program also highlights some of the remarkable talent we have in the Lansing area!

ArtNova

Chamber
4/19/2015 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel
Bach Goldberg Variations for String Trio

Tigran Shiganyan, Violin
Irina Banova, Viola
Jinhyun Kim, Cello

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Spectrum: The Music of Motown

Pops
4/24/2015 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

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Spectrum is bringing the spirit of Motown and R&B to the Lansing Symphony, and you! This award-winning quartet will take you back through time into the heart and soul of Motown. Revisit the era that changed the face of music, featuring hits such as Just My Imagination, Stand By Me, My Girl and I Heard It Through The Grapevine. With a style of rhythm, blues and pop, this group will have you dancing in your seat!

Firebird!

MasterWorks
5/15/2015 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Aldridge World Premiere

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Melissa Marse, Piano

ROSSINI- Overture to William Tell
ALDRIDGE- Variations on a Folk Tune for Piano & Orchestra
RAVEL- Pavane for a Dead Princess
STRAVINSKY Stravinsky- The Firebird Suite

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Proven to be a musical treasure for all ages, the overture to his opera“William Tell” was Rossini’s most ambitious overture, as it combines picturesque imagery and rousing orchestration. From this we move to the World Premiere of Robert Aldridge’s Variations on a Folk Tune for Piano & Orchestra, performed by pianist Melissa Marse. Equally gifted, in 2012 Aldridge won the Grammy Award for “Best Classical Composition,” and Marse has been heralded by The Times-Tribune as “a rare combination of clarity, warmth and technical mastery seldom seen.” First conceived as music for solo piano, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princesswas rescored eleven years later for the modern orchestra. Ravel was a prominent influence on the Russian composer Stravinsky, who wrote the popular and beloved “Firebird” Suite. An instant success, Stravinsky became an overnight sensation and remains a crowd favorite to this day.