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Lamar Civic Orchestra presents fall concert

Kurt Gilman directs the LCOThe Lamar Civic Orchestra’s fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 17, will feature works by Schubert, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams and Mozart. The free performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

The program opens with Franz Schubert’s “March Militaire,” which may be familiar to audience members from its use in commercials and film. The Lamar Honors Brass Quintet will then perform selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The full orchestra will then present “Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1,” a rarely performed work of Ralph Vaughn Williams.

The concert concludes with featured soloists Jacob Clark, assistant professor of piano in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music, and Sujung Cho, assistant professor of piano at Claflin University. Clark and Cho will perform Mozart's Concerto No. 10 for two pianos.

“This is a rather diverse program, with each piece composed in a different style period, said Kurt Gilman, director of the orchestra and chair of the music department. “We think we’ll keep the audience guessing as to what to expect next.”

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.