The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Arundel Vocal Arts Society (AVAS) are planning a joint concert on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:00PM at the Calvary United Methodist Church at 301 Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis.
This concert continues the celebration of the 10th anniversary season of the LSO, and on the program is Symphony No.2 written by local composer, Hollis Thoms, who has dedicated his symphony to the orchestra and to Anna Binneweg, the Music Director/Conductor of the LSO.
Also on the program are Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, a Medley from Kern/Hammerstein’s Show Boat, and Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets.
Directly following the concert Anna Binneweg and Hollis Thoms will host a post-concert discussion with the audience. They will address any questions about the concert, the process of composition, and the music of Mr. Thoms and the LSO in general.
AVAS, directed by JoAnn Kulesza, is a community based, non-profit choral group dedicated to the performance of varied, mixed voice music for the benefit, education and enjoyment of its members and the surrounding communities. AVAS, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last season, presents a great diversity in programming, including classical masterworks, operetta, pops, folk music, lighter favorites and Broadway in concerts of their own throughout the year. Both AVAS and the LSO provide high quality performances, and this concert will be an excellent way to celebrate the New Year, new life and new spirit.
Hollis Thoms is an Edgewater resident and a composer, educator and researcher who has written over 125 works for a variety of ensembles. He has had 40 articles published in journals on many subjects, and he has been a teacher of music and English, a school administrator and a regional director of schools. His opera, The Mustache, based on the plotting in Baltimore to kill Abraham Lincoln, premiered in Annapolis in 2009.
General admission for the concert is $15, seniors are $10, and all students are free. Tickets are available at the door or before the concert by visiting www.LSO-music.org or by calling (410) 562-8920.