La Porte County Symphony Orchestra – March 22 – Bach, Bruckner & Brahms

By: La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Last Updated: February 17, 2015

LaPorte-County-Symphony-OrchestraMusic Director, Philip Bauman, leads the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra at the Elston Performing Arts Center, Michigan City on Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. for the IU Health La Porte Hospital Classic Concert featuring works by Bach, Bruckner & Brahms. Tickets range from $18 - $20 and are on sale now at various convenient locations or by visiting www.lcso.net.

The concert begins with Bach's Cantata 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," one of Bach's best known works. The cantata was written for the last Sunday in the Lutheran church year, and speaks of the need for preparation, in anticipation of the coming of Christ in the upcoming Advent season, as well as at the end of the liturgical cycle. Soloists include Sarah Gartshore, Soprano; Emanuel Caraman, Tenor; and Peter van de Graaff, Bass. The Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Illumination perform together on this piece.

Te Deum, undoubtedly Bruckner's greatest sacred choral work, is a joyful and compelling piece propelled forward by the furious central 'Aeterna Fac', rousingly executed by the combined forces of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Illumination. Soloists include Sarah Gartshore, Soprano; Jori Jennings, Mezzo Soprano; Emanuel Caraman, Tenor; and Peter van de Graaff, Bass.

The concert concludes with Brahms's Symphony No. 2. Brahms composed his sunny and affectionate Second Symphony at the peak of his career, at age 44. He began working on the piece in the summer of 1877, while on vacation in the lakeside summer resort of Pörtschach, Austria. He wrote to the critic and his ardent supporter, Eduard Hanslick, "In the course of the winter I shall let you hear a symphony that sounds so cheerful and delightful you will think I wrote it especially for you...", and later premiered the symphony in Vienna in December of the same year.

This concert is made possible with the generous support of our title sponsor, IU Health La Porte Hospital with supporting sponsorship from the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation and Blue Chip Casino. As the title sponsor of this event, IU Health La Porte will present Healing Music-Healing Touch as the introductory theme.

The concert will be performed at the Elston Performing Arts Center, 317 Detroit St.
Michigan City, Indiana on Sunday, March 22, 3:00 p.m. Admission tickets can be purchased at www.lcso.net, at the door or at the following locations:

La Porte Savings Bank, 710 Indiana Avenue, La Porte
LR Men's Clothier and Tuxedos, 205 Lincolnway, La Porte
ROXY Music, 1012 Lincolnway, La Porte
La Porte County Visitor's Bureau, Marquette Mall, 4073 S Franklin Street, Michigan City
Auturo's Bakery and More, 2613 U.S. Hwy 12, Michigan City.