Sunday Series

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UPCOMING Sunday Series Concerts

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s Sunday Series features small orchestra ensembles performing free concerts in churches around Northern Michigan.

Sunday Series: FREE events, tickets are not required.

The Hummel Trio

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023 | 4:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs

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Achille Trio

Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey

Lynne Aspnes, Harp; Libor Ondras, Viola, Abigail Walsh, Flute

Astor Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Pièces de clavicin en concerts, Cinquième concert
(Achille) Claude Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola, & harp

The Drumheads

Sunday, January 15, 2023 | 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City

Percussion ensemble composed of GLCO musicians Tim Mocny, Robert Sagan, & Ken Yagiela

Enjoy the many sounds of percussion with favorites from composers from Brahms to Reich and beyond! From reimagined classics to beautiful solo marimba to renditions of beloved popular tunes, there's something for everyone in this dynamic performance!

The ensemble will use a variety of percussion intstruments, including multiple snare drums, glockenspiel, marimba, bass drum, wind chimes, tambourine, cymbals, the human body, and 12 assorted "found" instruments of graduated pitch (including wine bottle, metal garbage can, Home Depot bucket, etc.)

The Traverse Quartet

Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Petoksey

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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.