Greetings, faithful orchestra groupies! It’s November, which means that yes, the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert for which you have all waited breathlessly is nigh! This concert’s theme is Vive la France!, and focuses on music by French composers or music written in France.
Circle Saturday the 24th of November on your calendars. (Yes, that is this coming Saturday night.) At 19h30 in the Valois United Church in Pointe-Claire (70 Belmont Avenue, between King and Queen), the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra will present the following works:
Mozart: Symphony no. 31 “Paris”
Debussy: La premiÃ¨re Rhapsodie (guest soloist: Eric Abramovitz)
Halevy: “Si la rigueur” from La Juive (solost: John Manning)
FaurÃ©: PellÃ©as et MÃ©lisande suite
Bizet: L’ArlÃ©sienne incidental music
Admission is $10 per person; admission is free for those under 18 years of age. The concerts usually last just about two hours, including the refreshment break. There are driving directions and public transport info on the church website. 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. And it bears repeating that children of all ages are very welcome indeed.