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Trio Andiamo:

Chamber
9/21/2014 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel
Piano Trios of Debussy & Ravel

David Lamse, Violin
Daniel Thomas, Cello
Patrick Johnson, Piano

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Chopin & Mendelssohn

MasterWorks
10/11/2014 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Colton Peltier, Piano

KERNIS- Musica Celestis (Music of the Heavens)
CHOPIN- Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
MENDELSSOHN- Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”

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Taken from the slow movement of his String Quartet No. 1, Kernis arranged the ethereal Musica Celestisfor string orchestra, and brought it to a new audience.Chopin wrote hisPiano Concerto No. 1 at the tender age of 20, and who better to perform this imaginative and youthful composition than 20-year-old virtuoso Colton Peltier, making his debut with the Lansing Symphony. Mendelssohn’s long-awaited trip to Italy inspired his joyful and energetic Symphony No. 4;a reflection of his own experiences and impressions of his journey.

Family Series at the Library, Mini-Concert

Family
10/12/2014 3:00 PM


Downtown Lansing Library
401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing
Free

“Cornicopia”

Chamber
10/19/2014 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel
French Horn Music By Brahms, Strauss & More!

Janine Gaboury, French horn
Steve Foster, French horn
Valerie Sly, French horn
Kathryn Votapek, Violin
Sang Mi Lim, Piano

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Choral Fantasy

MasterWorks
11/1/2014 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Dr. David Rayl, Guest Conductor
Elizabeth Toy Botero, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Crane, Tenor
Dan Ewart, Bass
University Chorale, State Singers, MSU Choral Union

BEETHOVEN- Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives
SCHUBERT- Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167
MOZART- Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz”
BRUCKNER- Te Deum

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Opening an evening of majestic musicis Beethoven’s Hallelujah from “Christ onthe Mount of Olives.” This piece was a collaboration with poet Franz Huber and is Beethoven’s only oratorio. One of four masses Schubert wrote while in his teens, the most gentle and simple was his Mass No. 2 in G Major, composed in less than a week and published decades after his death. The second half of the program begins with Mozart’s remarkable Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz,”named afterthe city Mozart and his new wife Constanze stopped in en route from Salzburg to Vienna, and where he wrote the work.Linz was also home to Anton Bruckner, who claimed theTe Deum to be “the pride of my life.”

Jazz Band


11/9/2014 7:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Family Series at the Library, Mini-Concert

Family
11/16/2014 3:00 PM


Downtown Lansing Library
401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing

Free

Holiday Pops

Pops
12/14/2014 3:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
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 a guest vocalist 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


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


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.