Two Lakeland Group Faculty musical ensembles are set to kick off the college’s 2022-23 efficiency season, officers just lately introduced.
Based in 1937, the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, led by Director Matthew Saunders and Concertmaster Sarah Icardi, performs classical, modern and pop numbers.
Orchestra concert events for the autumn season are scheduled for Nov. 13 and Dec. 12.
In accordance with Lakeland, ensemble members vary in age from 14 to 80 and are available from many alternative backgrounds — from “passionate amateurs to professionals.”
Furthermore, the orchestra additionally sponsors an annual Young Artists Concerto Competition for musicians aged 18 and beneath. Winners carry out a concerto with the orchestra throughout the next season.
The Lakeland Civic Band, based in 1977, is an ensemble composed of Lakeland college students, highschool gamers, college music academics, administrators and group musicians.
Moreover, the band is without doubt one of the few group faculty teams acknowledged with the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Silver Scroll Award for musical excellence and repair to the group.
“Along with enjoying nice music, I benefit from the interplay with the members,” stated Director Frank Cosenza. “I’ve been conducting the (summer time civic) band since 2018 and am presently doing the band throughout this educational 12 months additionally. We’ve a difficult collection of music this 12 months that listeners and gamers alike will get pleasure from.”
Band concert events for the autumn season are scheduled for Oct. 16 and Dec. 4.
As efficiency alternatives develop, Lakeland college students and group members are inspired to audition for the orchestra and the band.
College students could earn one faculty credit score per semester for his or her participation.
For extra details about the orchestra, contact Director Matthew Saunders at 440-525-7105 or [email protected].
For extra details about the band, contact Frank Cosenza at [email protected].