GLCO season-opening concert features young Charlevoix musician for Aspects of America.
Karlie Thomas, 15 years old, from Charlevoix, will be featured in a saxophone concerto with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (GLCO) at the season-opening “Aspects of America” concert at 7 PM on Saturday, Oct 1, at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Petoskey. She earned this honor and opportunity by winning GLCO’s 2022 Charles F. Davis Young Artist Competition.
This program includes compositions that showcase the developments in American classical music pivotal in establishing the characteristics that set it apart from its European ancestors. Many classical composers of the 20th century captured a uniquely American spirit, incorporating several musical traditions (such as pop, blues, folk, and rag). Composers represented are Grant Still, Piazzolla, Barber, Villa-Lobos, Milhaud, Kernis, Bolcom, Paus, and Gould. Detailed concert information can be found at glcorchestra.org/concert/aspects-of-america/.
A pre-concert talk by Libor Ondras, orchestra conductor and music director, starts at 6 p.m. in the Community Engagement Room.
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is a non-profit organization headquartered in downtown Petoskey. Tickets from $35 – $65 and more information for the Oct. 1 event are available at www.glcorchestra.org. The concert is free for veterans, active service members, and students 18 and under by calling 231-487-0010.