Elmhurst Symphony Presents Rhapsody by the Lake – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

April 5th, 2019 by

Experience the glorious sounds of Rhapsody by the Lake, presented by the Elmhurst Symphony Musicians in Performance at Mayslake, on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Elmhurst Symphony will be joined by the Young Lake Harp Duo of Janelle Jansen Lake and Nicole Luchs Young. Enjoy a beautiful evening of music by the Gershwins, Claude Debussy, John Thomas and other composers at the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. Poems with a water theme will be read at the concert in honor of National Poetry Month. At Elmhurst BMW, we think you’ll enjoy this family-friendly concert, and we hope you can make it to the performance.

Rhapsody by the LakeThe eclectic musical selections chosen for the Rhapsody by the Lake concert showcase the heavenly beauty of harp music as performed by the Young Lake Harp Duo. Compositions by Debussy include the popular “Claire de Lune,” “First Arabesque” and “En Bateau.” Hear George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Ira Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” The program is rounded out by Alphonse Hasselmans’ “La Source” and John Thomas’s “Cambria Duet.”

Janelle Jensen Lake is the principal harpist of the Elmhurst Symphony and one-half of the Young Lake Harp Duo. She is a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and also teaches the harp at private studios. She once performed at the Drake Hotel in Chicago when President Obama was in the audience.

She is the artistic director at Chicago’s Venus Harp Factory, where it’s her responsibility to play every new harp prior to shipment. Lake holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Music Performance from Northwestern University.

Nichole Luchs Young is the other member of the Young Lake Harp Duo. She is the principal harpist for the Illinois Valley Symphony, Peoria Symphony and DuPage Symphony. Young teaches the harp at North Central College in Naperville as well as the Fox River Academy of Music and Art in Oswego, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Harp Performance from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts degree in Harp Performance from Northwestern University.

Make plans now to attend the Rhapsody by the Lake concert by contacting the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at esoboxoffice@gmail.com.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 31stSt.
Oak Brook, IL 60523

General admission is $35. Student admission is $12.

For More Information:
Call 630-941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org.

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