Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

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    Saturday, November 2nd

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    The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) invites you to its season-opening concert on Saturday November 2, 2019 at 7:30pm at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith.

    We are honored to feature the winner of our 2019 Student Concerto and Scholarship Competition, pianist Brigham Parker. Brigham will be performing Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor, Op. 23”, a stunning and instantly recognizable piece many of us will know as one of Liberace’s signature works.

    The program begins with Gioachino Rossini’s illustrious “Overture to the Barber of Seville”, which for many of us was the musical star in a Bugs Bunny / Elmer Fudd cartoon collaboration. The November 2nd concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2 – Little Russian”, one of his most joyful and energetic symphonies.

    The LRSO concerto competition, now entering its 11th year, has been an exciting and successful journey since its inception. Over the years more than 130 incredibly talented middle- and high-school students have auditioned, each competing for scholarships and the opportunity to perform with the LRSO.

    This year’s winner is remarkable young pianist Brigham Parker. Brigham placed 3rd in last year’s competition, so we are particularly thrilled to see his persistence and practice pay off, ushering in Brigham with a well-deserved first place finish. Brigham has been studying piano for nine years and grows his passion for music every day. He was awarded Distinction on the Royal School of Music’s highest piano exam and took honors at the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association Solo Competition. Brigham recently completed his 2nd year with the Young Organist Collaborative where he studied with Barb Flocco (organist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy), and Eric Bermani (Director of Music at Saint Anselm College).

    Brigham is home-schooled in Merrimack and enjoys soccer, his church youth group, and playing music in his family’s ensemble The Parker Players.

    The November 2nd concert is just the first in the LRSO’s 2019-2020 exciting season. Reserve the other dates now: Holiday POPS on December 14 and 15 featuring again your all-time favorite crooner Michael Gallagan performing an all-new program of holiday favorites including hits by Seth McFarlane (Man with a Bag), Donny Hathaway (This Christmas), Harry Connick, Jr. (Must've Been Ol' Santa Claus), and Michael Buble (Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells). His continued collaborations with the LRSO are the marshmallows in your cocoa – a perfect holiday treat.

    On March 28, 2020 we feature one of New Hampshire’s outstanding guitarists, Mr. David Newsam, performing the famously enchanting Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Guitar and Orchestra by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. David is a renowned New England guitarist and instructor at Berkeley College of Music, Dartmouth College, and St. Anselm’s College. David has performed with legends Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave McKenna, James Williams, Louis Bellson, Alan Dawson, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Jackson, Mitzi Gaynor, Dianne Carroll, Carol Channing, and The Fifth Dimension. The March program also features Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Berlioz’s Rakoczy March, and Beethoven’s form-defying Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral Symphony”.

    “Broadway – Then and Now” is the theme for our fabulous season-ending POPS concerts on May 16 and 17, 2020. Returning this year is our feature performer from last May, outstanding entertainer, singer, dancer, and actress Ashley Whalley. If you missed her stunning “Streisand” performance with us this past spring you may know Ashley from her starring role this summer as Velma in the Winnipesaukee Playhouse production of Chicago. She has held dynamic starring roles in multiple Inter-Lakes Summer Theatre productions including Cassie in Chorus Line, Morticia in The Addams Family, and as Evita in Evita. Ashley is an impeccably professional performer and outstanding talent. We invite you join Ashley on her journey of timeless classics like Maybe This Time (Cabaret) and If My Friends Could See Me Now (Sweet Charity) through modern Broadway classics She Used to Be Mine (Waitress) and Defying Gravity (Wicked).

    Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students college-age and under with ID, are available online at, by phone at 800-838-3006, and at our ticket partners Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith and Greenlaw’s Music in Laconia.

    Save 25% with our Discount Season Tickets, available now through the November 2nd concert. You may purchase season tickets online at or by phone at 800-838-3006. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before each performance. More information is available at where we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list. And find us on Facebook at /LRSO1.

    The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra is a Meredith-based, non-profit orchestra that performs throughout the fall, winter, and spring months. Orchestra members range in age from teens through retired seniors, representing over 30 communities in the Lakes Region and beyond. For over 40 years the Orchestra has been focused on showcasing young talent and providing a venue for local musicians to perform orchestral music ranging from classics to contemporary, all in the valued community setting of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

    Price: $20 Adults, $10 Students

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    Meredith Community Auditorium - Interlakes High School
    1 Laker Lane

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