HSO presents 'Destinations' concert
PEQUOT LAKES--Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its concert titled "Destinations" at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in the Pequot Lakes High School theater. The concert is part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts series.
PEQUOT LAKES-Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its concert titled "Destinations" at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in the Pequot Lakes High School theater. The concert is part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts series.
In its 40th season, HSO is a 50-piece volunteer, nonprofit musical collection of professionals and amateurs from central Minnesota. Special guest artists and conductors, local soloists and ensembles, area youth concerto winners and commentary all help to make each concert unique and entertaining.
The orchestra is under the direction of Alexander Corbett, who is also music director of the Chamber Orchestra at the University of Minnesota and former conductor of the College of St. Benedict-St. John's University Symphony Orchestra.
An advocate for young musicians, Corbett was appointed as a coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and serves on the board of the Eckblad Williams Community Fund, an arts organization that provides funds for Minnesota's Independent School District No. 742 string players.
Corbett earned a doctor of musical arts degree in violin performance with Sally O'Reilly at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Concertmaster is Leslie Zander. She is in her 15th year teaching middle level orchestra in the Brainerd Public Schools. In addition to directing the sixth-eighth grade orchestras and an extracurricular chamber orchestra, she teaches fifth-grade music at Forestview Middle School.
She also maintains a private studio of violin, viola and cello students, ages 5 to adult.
Zander began her violin lessons at the age of 3 at the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She studied with Mark Bjork at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, earning a bachelor of music in instrumental and classroom music.
Chris Fogderud is currently in his sixth year as director of bands at Brainerd High School. His responsibilities include teaching the BHS Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Advanced Placement Music Theory as well as the BHS Marching Band and Pep Bands. He received his bachelor's of art degree in music education from Gustavus Adolphus College and his masters of music with a concentration in conducting from The American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 60 and up and $10 for youth 18 and under.
For more information and to purchase tickets online go to www.glapa.info or call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568- 9200.
The performance is sponsored by Lakes Printing. This activity is made possible by the voters of of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.