LaGrange Symphony Orchestra concert ‘celebrates youth’

Contributed by LSO staff

March 4, 2014

The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra continues its 2013-2014 concert series with “Celebrating Youth” at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in Callaway Auditorium. The program includes a side-by-side performance with the LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra, a performance by clarinetist Manuel Ramos, the LaGrange Symphony’s 2013 Young Artists Competition winner, and the return of violinist Nadir Khashimov.

Manuel Ramos will perform the first movement of Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1. Ramos is currently studying with Steve Cohen at Northwestern University.

In this return engagement with the LaGrange Symphony, Nadir Khashimov will perform Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (“Gypsy Airs”) and Fantasy on Bizet’s “Carmen.” Khashimov has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

Other musical selections include the Overture from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy.”

The LaGrange Symphony Youth Orchestra will join the LSO in a side-by-side performance of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance.

“This is a great opportunity for the younger players to experience the thrill of playing with the adult orchestra. We are very excited to showcase the youth orchestra during the concert,” said LSYO conductor and education director Celeste Myall.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Symphony office by calling 706-882-0662 prior to the day of the concert. Tickets will also be sold at the Callaway Auditorium box office beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the concert. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early.

Adult tickets are $25 for mezzanine seating and $15 for seats in the orchestra and gallery. Special value seats in the first four rows of the orchestra section are available for $5. All tickets for students sixth grade and older are $5. Children fifth grade and younger are admitted free with an adult.

For tickets or more information, contact the LSO office at 706-882-0662, email or go to