The Lake Chapala Community Orchestra embarks on its third concert Sunday, July 28, with Michael Reason conducting.
Concert highlights include guest soloist, Victor Garcia, a talented local violinist, playing the Autumn Concerto from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Audience participation will also be requested during the performance of the famous “Toy Symphony” by Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang’s Dad!). Volunteers may be asked to play a cuckoo whistle, bird warbler, toy trumpet or a very obnoxious rattle. No experience is required, only the ability to have fun and play the instrument when the conductor points at you.
The concert, complete with projected visuals and the now 40-piece orchestra, is a celebration of the development of the symphony orchestra over the past 400 years.
“We intend to transport the audience back to 16th century Venice and travel through to Paris at the start of the 20th century,” said Reason. “As we progress through time in music, more musicians will be added to the onstage ensemble showing how the development of new instruments added greater options to composers giving the orchestra a new sound and versatility.”
Another famous piece to be featured will be Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which revolutionized the sound of the orchestra upon its first performance in 1808.
This fun-filled afternoon will take place Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, located at San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar.
Seating is limited. The last two Community Orchestra concerts sold out early.