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News Release: Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Announces Spring Concert

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April 24, 2019
Saint Joseph, Michigan (4/23/2019) - The LMYO Winds, Concert Strings, Encore Strings, and Youth Symphony will perform in the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Spring Concert at 4:00PM, Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E. Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs, MI.  Come enjoy soloist Kathy Zhang playing Zigeunerweisen op. 20 (Gypsy Airs) and a cello highlight from the Encore Strings. The groups will be conducted by Mark Hollandsworth, Beth Oeseburg, Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett, and Burke Lokey.  This is Mark’s first time conducting the LMYO Winds.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and seniors.
The Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra is an educational component of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. It has provided an orchestral experience for talented young musicians in southwest Michigan from kindergarten age to college senior for over 40 years. The four ensembles reflect the advancement to more complex music as students progress on their instruments. Membership is by audition. The orchestra performs four public concerts each year, and the program includes scholarships to summer music camps, sectional rehearsals with members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and free tickets to SMSO concerts. 
More info here:

LMYO Concert May 12, 2019
WHAT: Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019, 4:00 pm

WHO: Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra
  • LMYO Winds, conducted by Mr. Mark Hollandsworth
  • Concert Strings, conducted by Ms. Beth Oeseburg
  • Encore Strings, conducted by Ms. Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett
  • Youth Symphony, conducted by Mr. Burke Lokey
WHERE: Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E. Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs, MI
TICKETS available at the door.
$5 Adults
$3 Students/Seniors
Concert Strings, conductor Beth Oeseburg
Integrity                                                                                               Larry Clark
Beauty and the Beast                                                                     Alan Menken, arr. Bruce Chase
Cielito Lindo                                                                                       arr. Merle J. Isaac
LMYO Winds, conductor Mark Hollandsworth
Arabian Dances                                                                                 Roland Barrett
Funiculi Funicula                                                                               arr. Bill Simon
Korean Hill Song                                                                               arr. Mark Williams
African Marching Song                                                                   arr. John O’Reilly
Encore Strings, conductor Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett
The Toreador Song, from Carmen, Suite #1                     Georges Bizet, arr. Robert S. Frost
Hey Jude                                                                      John Lennon and Paul McCartney,
arr. Larry Moore
Concerto Per Due Violoncelli, Archi E Cembalo G-moll  Pv 411   Antonio Vivaldi
James Diamond, cello
            Alana Voglewede, cello
Youth Symphony, conductor Burke Lokey
Dance Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila                                           Camille Saint-Saens
Zigeunerweisen op. 20 (Gypsy Airs)                                                        Pablo de Sarasate
                Kathy Zhang, violin
Symphony No. 9 “New World” Opus 95                                                 Antonin Dvorak
                Mvmt 4

For press inquiries, please contact SMSO Education Director and Youth Symphony conductor, Burke Lokey at 646-226-7679 or 

Conductor Bios - 

Kathy Zhang bio

Kathy Zhang started her studies on the violin at the age of eight, after four years of piano. Ten years later, Kathy is now concertmaster of the St. Joseph High School Orchestras and has participated in the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra for eight years. She was the winner of the 2016 South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition and had been a selected member of the MSBOA All State Orchestra for the last seven years. Since freshman year in high school, Kathy has been with the pre-college violin program at University of Michigan and will be attending the institution for a dual degree in violin performance and neuroscience this fall.