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LaGrange Symphony Orchestra celebrates three decades with performances Tuesday

On Tuesday night, Callaway Auditorium filled with the Sounds of Dance. 

The performance was part of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s celebration of 30 years in the community, and several of the members from the orchestra’s original January 1990 group — then known as The LaGrange College Community Orchestra — were in attendance.

“Tonight, we celebrate our celebration of 30 years as an orchestra,” said past LSO President Kaye Minchew. “Because of the way the symphony began and had our first concert of our time, we recognize this as our 30th anniversary season.”

The pieces featured in the performance included Bolero by Maurice Ravel, Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion tango, Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, a selection of Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances and Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from the ballet “Rodeo.”

“These folks represent the many people from the musical world who have helped the symphony become the wonderful gift to our community that we enjoy today,” Minchew said. 

LSO’s next performance will be Sounds of Peace: A Full Holiday Experience. The performance will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Callaway Auditorium at LaGrange College. For more information, visit Lagrangesymphony.org/peace/.