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Symphony performs classical favorites in Fall Concert Nov. 19

John Parkinson conducts the Lake County Symphony. Photos by Mike Stempe.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lake County Symphony will present its annual Fall Concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Lakeport’s Soper Reese Theatre.

Musical Director/Conductor John Parkinson leads the orchestra in colorful selections by some of the greatest composers in Western history.

The orchestra begins its performance with Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, followed by the “Rosamunde Overture” by Franz Peter Schubert, and “Danse Bacchanale” by French composer Camille Saint-Saens.

After a brief intermission, the audience will hear The Magic Flute Overture, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The concert ends with Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 99 in E flat major.

The concert starts, as is customary, with a performance by the Lake County Community and Youth Orchestra conducted by career musician Camm Linden.

Linden plays with the Lake County Symphony and is the president of the Lake County Symphony Association.

The Lake County Community and Youth Orchestra will play several familiar pieces, including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, and Ravel’s “Bolero.”

They will also debut “Honor and Tribute,” a spirited march by Kevin Kaisershot. Formerly the LCSA Youth Orchestra, this group now welcomes all players from school age to adults with current or previous intermediate to advanced musical experience.

Tickets for Sunday’s regular concert are $25 for general seating or $30 for premium seating and may be purchased on the Soper Reese website.

There is a $5 discount for LCSA members. The 11 a.m. dress rehearsal concert is free for those under the age of 18 and just $5 for everyone else.

Tickets are also available at the Soper Reese box office at 275 S. Main Street on the day of the concert.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the show when buying tickets at the door.

For more information about this concert, upcoming events or to learn more about the Lake County Community and Youth Orchestra, go to www.lakecountysymphonyassociation.org.

Debra Fredrickson writes for the Lake County Symphony Association.

John Parkinson conducts the Lake County Symphony. Photos by Mike Stempe.

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