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Lake Chapala Orchestra takes on Mozart

The ever dynamic and exciting Lake Chapala Orchestra brings an afternoon of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Lakeside on Saturday, May 4.

Mozart is considered one of the greatest composers of all time and even though his short life spanned only 36 years he created over 600 compositions.

The orchestra will feature two of his best loved works, the Symphony No. 29 and the Sinfonia Concertante for solo violin and viola.

LCO Artistic Director Michael Reason  has invited Chris Wilshere, the artistic director of the Festival de Febrero, and Luis Barrios, the orchestra’s principal viola, to be the soloists. Wilshere, of course, is well known to local music lovers and his appearance follows his highly acclaimed performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto last year.

In addition to the Mozart pieces, the orchestra will be joined by the young students of Violines de la Casa from Tzipan performing a new work by British composer Dan Blackford called “The Oak and the Ash.” Chris Martin, one of the LCO’s violinists, is the founder of Violines de la Casa, and his students have earned high praise from local residents. The Lake Chapala Orchestra is very keen to foster collaborations with young musical groups.

There are two performances at 2 and 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. The venue is Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas. Tickets are 350 each and can be reserved by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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