Lincoln-Way Symphony to present "'Pan'tom of the Opera"
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Lincoln-Way 210 Symphony will present its second annual concert in Lincoln-Way Central Fine Arts Center. Over 60 students will participate in the performance.
The eclectic program, entitled “‘Pan'tom of the Opera,” will feature music from two operas (Georges Bizet's “Carmen” (1875) and Alexander Borodin's “Prince Igor” (1890)), as well as highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Phantom of the Opera” (1986) and Jan Bach's “Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra” (1994), which will feature Lincoln-Way percussion instructor Tim Berg on steelpan.
"For the second season of our symphony, I wanted the students to dive into the classics as well as branch out with a very modern piece,” says Music Department Chair Stacy Williams Jackson. “The music of “Carmen” and “Prince Igor” have seeped into our American experience in cartoons, commercials, and movies—how fun to play the source material! Having Tim Berg perform this steelpan concerto with us is a wonderful opportunity to bring a new sonic color to our repertoire offerings. And, of course, what high school musician doesn't love “Phantom of the Opera?” We are so excited to bring this music to the Lincoln-Way community!"
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.