Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra begins 38th year on November 9

MEREDITH — The Meredith-based Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) is proud to announce its upcoming 2013-2014 season. Celebrating its 38th year, the LRSO begins another concert season on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith.

The November concert features the winner of our fourth annual Concerto Competition and Scholarship Program for high school students, cellist Paul Bergeron, performing the prelude from Lalo's "Concerto for Cello in D minor". Also on the program: Rossini's "William Tell Overture", and Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5".

The annual holiday concerts will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. These holiday concerts are perennial family favorites for young and old alike.

On March 22, 2014 a full POPS concert will be held featuring light classics and well-known standards. We are pleased to welcome as our special guest New Hampshire sensation Emily Jaworski, the multi-talented, multi-genre mezzo-soprano. Emily will perform jazz, operatic, and Broadway favorites in an unforgettable evening of popular music.

A first ever free children's matinee concert for students featuring the Suzuki Strings from Canterbury will be held on March 22, 2014. The Suzuki Strings will perform ensemble works, as well as pieces accompanied by the LRSO string section, and the LRSO full orchestra. This special concert, an inspirational collaboration for young people, is free to children and students, and only $10 for adults.

The season closes on May 17, 2014 featuring two of LRSO's veteran performers, violist Jann Sparks and oboist Kenda Corcoran, performing J.S. Bach's beautifully lyrical "Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe". Also on the season closer program, Beethoven's "Overture to Egmont" and Brahms' masterwork "Symphony No. 2 in D minor".

General tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students 17 and under and are available now online at, or by mail using the order form on that web page. Tickets will be available soon at the following ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. Save 20% with an adult discount season tickets are available from now through the November concert. Complete information is available at