La Porte, IN – The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will close its 2018-19 season with Music Director Candidate, Alexander Platt leading the LCSO in an evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Beloved selections from CAROUSEL, OKLAHOMA, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE SOUND OF MUSIC,among other Rogers & Hammerstein musicals, will be featured in this performance guaranteed to lift the heart. Joining the LCSO at the end of each half will be the choral ensemble ILLUMINATION along with a community chorus providing the voices to “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from CAROUSEL and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
Platt is the third candidate to audition for LCSO's Music Director position. He currently serves the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Philharmonic as Music Director. Platt also spent 12 seasons as Resident Conductor and Music Advisor for the Chicago Opera Theatre and has guest conducted throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Denmark, England, Germany and Scotland. In addition, he has recorded for Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio and the BBC.
In addition to the above mentioned selections the concert program will include:
Suite from OKLAHOMA
Suite from SOUTH PACIFIC
Suite from THE KING AND I
Suite from THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Interim Music Director, Chuck Steck, shared “The May 4 concert is a celebration of community and of the great music performed by our orchestra. The voices of our community chorus will join with Illumination as we welcome the return of the Magic Baton Auction, a time-honored tradition that gives a lucky someone from our community the chance to be a ‘Maestro for the Moment.’ And lastly, the joy of Rodgers and Hammerstein will have our hearts singing! “
La Porte Civic Auditorium
Tickets to the May 4 concert may be purchased now at: www.LCSO.net, or by calling the LCSO Office at 219-362-9020. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the following outlets: Civic Auditorium and Roxy’s Music in La Porte and the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Michigan City.