The Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic and Sinfonia Orchestra present their Winter Concert at 3:00 pm in the new Bedford Concert Hall at the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (11 and under are free.)
Our Philharmonic conductor is the well-known and respected Dr. Alexander Mandl. His selections include the Ballet Suite by J.P. Rameau, selections from the “Capriol” Suite by P. Warlock and Three Movements from Symphony No. 1 by L. van Beethoven. Our Sinfonia conductor is the much sought after Ms. Diana Iorio. Her selections include the Billy Tell Overture by R. Meyer. This is a bluegrass “fiddle” version of Rossini’s famous overture featuring finger-flying string crossings and “doubled” notes. She will also perform the Entrance to the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel and an original old-time fiddle tune – Blackberry Blossom.
Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic and Sinfonia orchestras have always strived to enrich the lives of middle school and high school youth by providing the finest possible classical orchestral training, practice and performance opportunities. LYP enables students to learn, share and enjoy the power of music in a culturally enriching environment. This has been done with dedicated conductors, challenging music, exacting performances and, of course, our gifted, young musicians.
Music Director and Conductor of the Philharmonic, Dr. Alexander Mandl, maintains an active and diverse career as violinist, conductor, and educator. Dr. Mandl serves as Associate Lecturer of Violin at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, faculty member at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Wisconsin Lutheran College. In addition to his academic posts, he is also the Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony and the Beloit-Janesville Symphony orchestras, Assistant Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and Conductor and guest faculty at Elm City ChamberFest.
Ms. Diana Iorio is the Music Director of the LYP Sinfonia since its inception in 2003. She has earned her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University, followed by post-graduate studies in Köln, Germany. Ms. Iorio is the Artistic Director of the Luci Toscane Music and Cultural Arts Festival based in Siena, Italy, with concerts and cultural arts programming taking place each summer in Italy as well as special concert events and educational programs held in the U.S. and abroad throughout the year.
The two ensembles consist of advanced string, woodwind and brass middle and high school musicians from the region. Selection is made by competitive audition. For audition or concert information, please contact email@example.com or visit www.lypmusic.org.