New Lakeland Prep orchestra program director, Robyn Greene, is starting the season off strong with a concert offering more music than you are likely to see on any level in the performing arts this season. Beginning Orchestra, which are students new to orchestra, will be playing a variety of festive pieces from Driedel and Buckeye Salute to Mozart variations and Minuets #1, #2 and #3 of Bach. Sprinkled throughout the concert in every ensemble are solos from more than twenty students accompanied by their counterparts. This is something that really showcases individual growth according to Mr. Greene.
The intermediate and advanced orchestras are comprised of middle school students and will be leading us through several centuries of repertoire including Von Weber and Turner. Most notable among the titles is the Brandenburg Concerto #5 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The high school orchestra will finish the evening with six pieces starting off with a New Moon by film composer Desplat and ending with pieces by Teleman and Griesinger. During intermission, as well as after the event, concertgoers will have the opportunity to purchase snacks and Lion gear such as umbrellas and tie-dye shirts featured in the Lakeland Emporium.
The concert begins at 7pm this evening at the LPS Auditorium.