Chamber concert features original composition

Published 7:35 am Friday, April 26, 2013

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Lake Michigan College Chamber Winds and String Ensemble will perform the spring chamber concert in the Mendel Center’s Hanson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The String Ensemble, directed by Beth Oeseburg, will perform two movements from Ludwig Van Beethoven›s Quintet in C Major, Op. 29 and the first movement from Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the “Four Seasons,” with Yuri Kolev of Bulgaria performing the violin solo.
The LMC Chamber Players, directed by Christina Gibson, will perform “Divertimento in E-flat” K. 226 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin. The Chamber Players will combine with the String Ensemble to perform “Farandole” from “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2” by Georges Bizet and “Kaleidoscope” by Dr. Robert Lunn, adjunct instructor of music theory, music technology and guitar at Lake Michigan College.
According to Lunn, who holds a doctorate in musical arts from Ohio State University, “Kaleidoscope” was composed for and dedicated to Christina Gibson and the Lake Michigan College Chamber Ensemble.
“I wanted to compose a piece that showcases the different instruments, or colors, of the ensemble. Each instrument is highlighted at different times throughout this work creating a kaleidoscope effect,” Lunn said.
“I started my musical training on the violin and as a result I have always had a special affinity for stringed instruments.”
Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, $4 for groups of 20 or more. Call the LMC Box Office at (269) 927-1221.