Lakeview Orchestra Continues Wonderful Performances in 2015

lakeview orchestra strauss four last songs

by Jean I. Anderson

The famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Anderson said, “When words fail, music speaks.”

At the Lakeview Orchestra concert given on Tuesday, Feb. 10, music spoke eloquently, and my words fail to describe how these local musicians beautifully and expressively performed three pieces on the program by composers Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and Jean Sibelius.

The Strauss selection, “Four Last Songs,” was sung by the dramatic coloratura Alexis Magaro who has performed throughout Europe, having made appearances in the U.S. on television, radio, and the opera stage.

Again, tickets were a steal at $15 online, $20 at the door (students are free), plenty of free parking in the lot adjacent to Lake View High School and on Ashland Avenue.

This is truly a premier orchestra we northsiders are fortunate to have at our doorstep.  Three more concerts coming up:

Put the dates on your calendar now so you don’t miss out.


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.

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