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Lamar Civic Orchestra’s ‘suite’ spring concert

Dr. Kurt GilmanThe Lamar Civic Orchestra’s annual spring concert on Tuesday, March 31, will feature concert suites from Respighi, Grieg and Liadov. The free performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Performing Arts Center.

Selections that will be performed include Ottorino Respighi’s "Ancient Airs and Dances," a lively suite of dances inspired by Renaissance lute melodies, and Anatoly Liadov’s "Eight Russian Folk Songs," which highlights musical styles from Russian folklore.

Jacob Clark, assistant professor of piano in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music, will be the featured guest artist. Clark will perform the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor.”

 “It is a very exciting movement,” said Kurt Gilman, director of the orchestra and chair of the music department. “It uses the full force of our symphony orchestra and has an incredible part for the piano. It will provide a great finale for our concert.”

Organized by Gilman, the Lamar Civic Orchestra provides an opportunity for trained musicians to perform together and enrich the community. The orchestra’s members include undergraduate and graduate students at Lamar, students at the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities, LU faculty and staff, area music educators and Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana musicians from a number of different professions.

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