Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

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    Saturday, March 23rd

    Event Summary

    The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) invites you to our concert on Saturday March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm at Moultonboro Academy Theater in Moultonboro. Regular concert goers accustomed to Inter-Lakes Auditorium, note the venue change.

    The concert “Ode to Joy – A Concert for Peace” is a performance of Beethoven’s inimitable Symphony No. 9, the 4th movement of which contains the world-renowned theme “Ode to Joy”.LRSO is pleased to be accompanied by the 70+ member chorus of The Suncook Valley Chorale (SVC) under the direction of Mr. Scott Lounsbury
    In addition to the full choral accompaniment by SVC, the symphony features four renowned area soloists: soprano Hannah Murray, alto Emily Adams, tenor Fredric Scheff, and bass Mark Andrew Cleveland.

    The symphony itself is regarded by musicologists as one of Beethoven's greatest works and one of the supreme achievements in the history of western music. It consists of four movements, with a total duration of 70 to 80 minutes depending on tempos. The symphony, which premiered in Vienna in 1824, was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony. The lyrics are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the "Ode to Joy", a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with text additions made by Beethoven himself.

    The fame of the symphony aside, it is regarded as most remarkable since Beethoven was almost totally deaf when he composed it. At its premier performance it is cited there were five standing ovations, and the audience waved handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovations.

    This March 23rd concert is the third in the LRSO’s spectacular 2018-2019 season. Reserve the dates for our final dual-performance POPS concert on May 18 and May 19, a tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring singer, dancer, and actress Ashley Whalley. Full concert details are at

    Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 students. Tickets are available online at, or from these ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith and Greenlaw’s Music in Laconia. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before the concert.

    The LRSO greatly appreciates the support of its concert sponsor the Robert T. Smith Family Trust. Bob’s love of the LRSO and his generous support is a big part of what makes the LRSO, a community orchestra, possible.

    Price: $20 Adults - $10 Students

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    Moultonboro Academy
    25 Blake Road

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