LCSO to play Beethoven and Gershwin this Sunday



Editor’s note: in a subsequent post, Executive Director Tim King announced that the concert has now been canceled. 

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra’s concert, scheduled for this coming Sunday, March 15,  at 3 p.m. at the Holdcraft Performing Arts Center, 1200 Spring St., Michigan City, Ind., will be presented as planned, LCSO Executive Director Tim King has announced.

Some agencies, nursing homes, college campuses and other various public places have closed in response to the recent Coronavirus threat. King, however, said the LCSO’s event does not at this time present a threat to the health of the general public.

Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 will be performed by the symphony orchestra, in celebration of  Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The LCSO, in its 47th season, will also perform  Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Wilbur Lin, a candidate for the LCSO’s music director position, will direct.

Lin, a graduate of Riccardo Muti’s Italian Opera Academy, serves as the assistant conductor for the Cincinnati Symphony and is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is the fifth and final candidate being considered for the permanent LCSO music director position. This week he has been in La Porte leading rehearsals, speaking to school groups, and meeting with LCSO patrons and donors.

Pianist Carey Scheck, a La Porte resident, will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Scheck, a graduate of Valparaiso University and Western Illinois University, is a music teacher with the La Porte Community School Corporation.

Doors to Sunday’s concert open at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $20 for adult seats and $18 for senior seats and are available at or by visiting Roxy’s Music, the Civic Auditorium in La Porte, or the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Michigan City.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Students with a valid ID are admitted for free.


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