Bernstein Birthday Bash

October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM

Liberty University
School of Music Concert Hall

Dr. Kathryn Voelker and
Gina DiCarlo, conducting

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with some of his best known compositions. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake to top off your afternoon.

Dr. Kathryn Voelker

Dr. Voelker is a professor in the Liberty University School of Music. She is an accomplished music director, accompanist, and conductor on the east coast and abroad. She has performed as a flutist and conducted ensembles in Europe, China, and across the U.S.

Gina DiCarlo

Ms. DiCarlo is Orchestra Director at E. C. Glass High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music in 2014. She performs regularly as a member of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Lancaster Symphony.

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

December 9, 2018, 4:00 PM

Academy Center of the Arts
Historic Theatre

Hugh Ballou, conducting

Experience the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural concert in the exquisite and newly remodeled ACOA theatre. Feel the warmth of home and community as soloists and church choirs usher in the holiday season.

Hugh Ballou

Mr. Ballou earned an MMu degree in conducting and studied with Robert Shaw, John Nelson, and Joseph Flummerfelt, among others. In his 40-year career, Mr. Ballou collaborated with local orchestras, community arts organizations, and churches to enrich the artistic and cultural life in St. Petersburg, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Huntsville, AL.

Zuill Bailey

Grammy Award Winning Cellist

March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

Liberty University
School of Music Concert Hall

Dr. John Kinchen, III, conducting

Hear one of the world’s premiere cellists during his four-day residency with the LSO, sponsored by Liberty University. Mr. Bailey has performed with major orchestras across the U.S. and around the globe, as well as on television and radio.

Dr. John D. Kinchen, III

Dr. Kinchen is chair of the Department of Music and director of choral activities at Union University. A New Orleans native,
he served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Gulf Coast Community Orchestra, and Director of the Orleans Music Festival Symphony.

LSO with Dr. Carol Williams

International Concert Organist

April 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

Court Street United Methodist Church

Dr. Randall Speer, conducting

Join the LSO strings and timpani with Dr. Carol Williams in a performance of the Poulenc Organ Concerto. She has performed for dignitaries around the world, and is presently the Organist in Residence, Court Street United Methodist Church in Lynchburg.

Dr. Randall Speer

Dr. Speer has led choral and orchestral performances in the U.S. and Europe. He has served as Chorus Master for Opera on the James productions, including La Bohéme, Rigoletto, and Falstaff.

Dvorak’s New World Symphony

May 3, 2019, 7:00 PM.

Academy Center of the Arts
Historic Theatre

Aaron Garber, conducting

Dvorak’s best-known symphony (From the New World) was written in 1893. Inspired by Native American and African American musical features, his desire was to create a new national style of art music for the U.S.

Aaron Garber

Mr. Garber serves as Music Director of the Jefferson Choral Society and Director of Music Ministry at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. He has twice appeared as guest conductor of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Garber has conducted throughout Europe, and is published by Concordia Publishing House and Augsburg Fortress.