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Messiah

Great Lakes Center for the Arts 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Petoskey

COVID-19 UPDATE Before purchasing, all patrons are required to read through the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Health and Safety and Assumption of Risk Directives. Health & Safety COVID-19: The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, patrons, staff, and volunteers. To ensure your experience with The Great

Messiah

Great Lakes Center for the Arts 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Petoskey

COVID-19 UPDATE Before purchasing, all patrons are required to read through the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Health and Safety and Assumption of Risk Directives. Health & Safety COVID-19: The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, patrons, staff, and volunteers. To ensure your experience with The Great Lakes Chamber

Sunday Series Concert: Double Reed Stampede

First Congregational Church, Charlevoix

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4 p.m. Charlevoix First Congregational United Church of Christ Performers include Lynn Hansen, oboes; Drew Hinderer, bassoon; Michael Beery, oboes; Deanna Erwin, bassoon; and Katherine Will, bassoon. Songs may include: Fan Fair Warning by Margaret Weait - Double Reed Quartet The London Waits by Christopher Weait - Double Reed Quartet The

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Take to the Sky Concert

Great Lakes Center for the Arts 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Petoskey

Violin soloist for this concert is Dmitri Berlinsky. The theme of this concert, entitled "Take to the Sky", centers around the portrayals of bird calls in classical music. Vaughan Williams' "Lark Ascending" features a silvery solo violin line fluttering, reaching up ever higher above the orchestra’s hushed, held chord creating an instant atmosphere depicting a

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Concert

John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View

Always a popular concert, Beethoven's 9th Symphony is sure to be a crowd favorite, according to Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Music Director Libor Ondras. According to Ondras, the famous pianissimo opening — 16 measures with no secure sense of key or rhythm - does not so much depict the journey from darkness to light, or

2022 Crescendo – Annual GLCO Fundraiser

Castle Farms 5052 M-66, Charlevoix

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is an important part of why our northern Michigan community is considered one of the “best places to live” – adding to the quality of life for our families and the broader community. The Orchestra is supported by just one fundraising event annually, Crescendo, a gala event featuring entertainment, hors

Rocking with the GLCO Pops – Featuring Rockapella

Great Lakes Center for the Arts 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Petoskey

Based in New York City, Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. Since the early ’90’s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, they’ve toured the globe, made guest appearances on Today Show, The Tonight Show with

Eric Lawson

Assistant Concertmaster

Violinist, violist, conductor and professor Dr. Eric Lawson has had a varied career in performance and education. Past performances as a conductor, soloist and lecturer have taken him to Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Romania and Scandinavia. Before returning to his home state of Michigan, he was based in North Dakota where, in addition to serving as a violin instructor at Bismarck State College, Jamestown College, and the University of Mary, he was also concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and established the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony. Other former academic appointments have included Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Central College in Pella, Iowa and the University of North Dakota where he founded the string program and the UND Chamber Orchestra.

Here in Michigan, Dr. Lawson as been very active with the Alpena Symphony Orchestra as its concertmaster, conductor and president of the board. He also performs with many other orchestras in Northern Michigan and participates in the Traverse Symphony as a first violinist, in the Gaylord Symphony as concertmaster and as assistant concertmaster in the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

And finally, in what has been one of the most important experiences of his life outside of music, he also served almost four years as an Alpena County Commissioner, representing Ossineke and Sanborn Townships. In addition to serving as chair of the Salary and Personnel Committee, he also served on the Airport, Ambulance, District Court, Circuit Court Management and Jail Committees. He also represented Alpena County in Gaylord with the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Substance Use Disorder Board and continues to serve on the Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board. Dr. Lawson resides in Ossineke with his wife and two children.