It’s that time of year! Yes, the first concert of the 2007-08 Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra season is nigh!
Circle Saturday the 22th of November on your calendars. At 19h30 in the Valois United Church in Pointe-Claire (70 Belmont Ave., between King and Queen), the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra will present their fall concert. We’re featuring a lovely blend of music this concert, most of it very emotional and passionate in some way. It’s an excellent way to forget about the cold and grey weather for a bit. On the programme for the evening:
Divertimento in C major, KV 157 – Mozart
Adagio for Clarinet and Strings – Wagner
Symphony no. 104 ( “Londonâ€) – Haydn
Overture to â€œIphigenia in Aulisâ€ – Gluck
Hungarian Dances 1, 5, & 6 – Brahms
Concerto grosso op. 3 no. 11 – Vivaldi
Admission is $10 per person; admission is free for those under 18 years of age. The concerts usually last approximately two hours, including the refreshment break. There are driving directions and public transport info on the church website, linked above. I usually encourage people who are vehicle-less to find someone who has a car and share the cost of the driverâ€™s admission to the concert among them. Itâ€™s more fun to enjoy the evening in the company of others, after all.
We’re working with a series of guest conductors this season, and our guest leader for this upcoming evening is Benjamin Stolow, a wonderfully distinguished gentleman with a great sense of humour whose work we have been enjoying very much. He’s drawing excellent, precise, and nuanced music out of us, and we’re really looking forward to presenting it to you.
(Also: We have violas! Really! It’s wonderful! And we’re promised a double bass, too!)
Reserve the date! Bring friends! Feel free to share this info with others; it’s a public event. See you there!
(Yes, November 22 is nine days away. I know I usually give you a two-week notice and then a week-of notice, but November appears to be rapidly dissipating and I’m not sure where the time went.)
(And goodness but there are a surfeit of exclamation marks in this post.)