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The Lansing Symphony

May 10th, 2011 by insideout

The 2011/2012 schedule for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra was released on May 1, and subscriptions are now on sale. Treat yourself to a season subscription to the Lansing Symphony, and plan to stay at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast when you’re in town for the concerts.

The Lansing Symphony season is comprised of two series – MasterWorks and Chamber Music – as well as a variety of select performances. In the upcoming season, we look forward to The Music of Billy Joel, Big Band Swing, Sunny Wilkinson and her Jazz Trio, and the traditional Holiday Pops Performance.

Giora Schmidt performs at the Lansing Symphony on September 16, 2011.

The MasterWorks Series begins with A Bold Beginning on September 16, 2011, when Giora Schmidt will once again bring his “lush and shapely sound” (The New York Times) to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. It concludes with Fantasies and Fairy Tales on May 10, 2012 – a program of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky.

The Chamber Series begins with Doublereedorama! on September 25, 2011, when one may indulge in the melodic sounds of the Oboe, English Horn, and Bassoon. The series concludes with The Music of J.S. Bach and Sons on April 22, 2012, which includes the superb Trio Angelique, comprised of two flautists and an organist.

In our humble opinion, the best way to begin each evening at the Lansing Symphony is with a gourmet meal at our fine dining Lansing MI restaurant. The best way to conclude the evening is with a drink at our English Pub.

For additional information and tickets, please visit the Lansing Symphony.

Music and Art in Lansing

January 19th, 2010 by insideout

Ready to be spontaneous? There are two very good reasons to head to our Lansing area inn this weekend. The first is the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. The second is American Modernism 1920s-1940s, at the Kresge Art Museum. Give us a call now, then pack your favorite dress clothes and head our way.

Hananiah Harari, The Birth of Venus, at the Kresge

Hananiah Harari, The Birth of Venus, at the Kresge

The third in a series of MasterWorks Concerts will take place Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8pm. Timothy Muffitt will lead the orchestra through works by Mendelssohn, Strauss and Brahms. Ilya Kaler on Violin and Amit Peled on Violoncello will round out this magnificent performance by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

After a delicious breakfast and lazy morning at our elegant Lansing bed and breakfast, spend Sunday afternoon at the Kresge Art Museum. American Modernism, 1920s-1940s is a fascinating exhibit that runs through March 14, 2010. Pieces by Hananiah Harari, Arthur Dove, Paul Kelpe, Frank Llyod Wright, and many other artists from that epoch will astound you. This period in American art is often overlooked because it is difficult to neatly categorize and define it. What do you make of it?

If you like what you see on Sunday, extend your weekend and benefit from the Gallery Walk of the American Modernism exhibit at noon on Monday. Doing so will give you an excellent excuse to have one more meal at our Lansing restaurant/pub.

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