NewLogo-300x155That Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra has an exciting summer season of concerts planned is no surprise – after all, their tagline is: “Performing diverse music for chamber orchestra.”  That diversity is represented in creative and innovative programming that shares with their audiences works that are not typically heard.

The LSCO, which is now in it’s 29th season, was established to provide high quality concerts in the summer months.  Under the direction of Warren Friesen the ensemble has thrived and drawn a wide and diverse audience from in and around the Duluth, MN area.  We at WPA are proud that the LSCO was a recipient of a 2014 Performance Grant.

Their 2015 concert season begins this week and includes the works of many historic and contemporary women.

July 9: 

Gabriela Lena Frank “Coqueteos” from Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout for strings
Elena Kats-Chernin Blue Rose for strings and didgeridoo
Shannon Heaton Blue Dress Waltz for flute, English horn, harp, strings
Shelley Hanson Freilach for strings and percussion
Chen Yi Romance of Hsiao and Ch’in for two violin soloists and strings
Ellery Klein (orch. Bombardier) Eine KLEINe Fiddle Musik  


July 16:
Mel Bonis Suite en forme de valses
Wang Jie Five Faces of Joy


July 23 & 24:
May Aufderheide Thriller!


July 30:
Katherine Corecig Passacaglia
Germaine Tailleferre Fleurs de France


I know of no other programming (summer or otherwise) that is as inclusive, innovative, or exciting!  Do be sure to visit the LSCO website to find out more information, and purchase tickets, to all of these concerts.  Those of us who can’t make the trip can enjoy the LSCO YouTube channel.  Here is the ensemble performing Suite in Old Style ‘The Court Jester Amareu’ by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova.