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February 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
The Gala: Moonlight Serenade
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:15 p.m

Join the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra for a Moonlight Serenade at the Grand Geneva Resort. Begin your night sharing cocktails with friends from the open bar while being serenaded by members of the orchestra. A full plated dinner will be followed by a short performance featuring the entire Lake Geneva Symphony along with a few special guests. Bid on a select list of special prizes and finish the night dancing with the 18-piece LGSO Swing Band.

We are thrilled to introduce the LGSO audience to singers Rachel Wood (Mezzo) and Brian Leeper (Baritone). They are both on faculty at UW Whitewater, and will perform the duet “If I Loved You” from the Broadway musical Carousel, as well as short selections on their own. In addition, they are two of the four featured soloists for the March LGSO performance of Beethoven 9 at Young Auditorium.

Tickets are $75 per person and tables of 10 are also available this year! Get a group of friends together and make it a night to remember.

Want to make it an overnight? Call the Grand Geneva for room from our room block at 877-741-9598

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March 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
Young Auditorium at University of Wisconsin
Whitewater, WI
Tickets $21/$19/$16, plus tax and facility fee. Available at uww.edu/youngauditorium

Music has the power to evoke strong emotions, and Beethoven’s final symphony fully embodies this idea. It is ultimately a celebration of the brotherhood of mankind. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” theme of the fourth movement is one of the most recognized melodies in history. Performances of the have taken place at key moments in history, including 1989 in East Berlin, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when Bernstein conducted an orchestra made up of players from many countries, including East and West Germany.

The LGSO is pleased to collaborate with the following choirs:
UW Whitewater Chamber Singers, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, conductor
UW Whitewater Concert Choir, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, conductor
Moody Chorale from Moody Bible Institute, Dr. Xiangtang Hong, conductor
University of Northern Iowa Concert Chorale, Dr. John Wiles, conductor

The soloists for this performance will be:
Desirée Hassler, Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Rachel Wood, UW Whitewater faculty
John Concepcion, Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus
Brian Leeper, UW Whitewater faculty

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May 15, 2019 at 6-8pm
LGSO Young Artist Competition
Light Recital Hall on the campus of UW Whitewater
Whitewater, Wi

This opportunity provides the chance for a gifted high school musician to perform as a soloist with the LGSO. The application is available HERE.

May 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Monumental Miniatures
Calvary Community Church
Williams Bay
Adults $15. Students K-College free.

Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Dana Wilson, Hold fast to dreams…(premiere)
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, 1st movement
Matthew Lian, soloist
Smetana, The Moldau
Bizet, selections from Carmen Suites

After the massive movements of Beethoven 9, the LGSO explores shorter, lighter pieces for the season finale. In addition, 2018 Young Artist Competition winner Matthew Lian joins the orchestra for the profound Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

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Chamber Concerts

September 30, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 Bloomfield Rd., Lake Geneva, WI
January 20, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 Bloomfield Rd., Lake Geneva, WI
April 7, 2019 at Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St., Lake Geneva, WI

Now in its sixth season, our Chamber Music Series features a few of our small ensembles in their own dedicated performances. All times are 3:00 p.m., and for locations and programs, visit LakeGenevaOrchestra.org.

The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to involving people of diverse ages, talents, and backgrounds in performing and enjoying great music. The orchestra has performed regularly since 2001 in Walworth County, Wisconsin.