Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra Winter Concert



Start the holiday season by enjoying the music of the talented Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra (LMYO). The LMYO is one of several educational programs offered through the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra that provides an orchestral experience to gifted elementary-to-college-aged musicians.


The "Winter Concert" is conducted by Mr. Burke Lokey, and takes place Sunday, December 12th at 3 pm at The Howard Performing Arts Center, Berrien Springs. (Andrews University - 4160 E Campus Cir Dr., Berrien Springs, MI). Tickets are available at the door; $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. 


This performance will feature "Concert Strings" conducted by Beth Oeseburg and "Encore Strings" conducted by Rachel Cabanilla-Sinnett.


The “Winter Concert” is a unique opportunity for music lovers to experience the full artistic offerings from these ambitious and talented musicians.


For more than 40-years, the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra has been the capstone educational outreach program of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. In addition to receiving an orchestral experience, LMYO members have the opportunity to participate in sectional and one-on-one rehearsals with members of the SMSO.

Traditionally, the LMYO performs four public concerts each year - the Run-Out Concert; a Winter Concert, a Spring Concert and the Side by Side Concert with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The LMYO program includes scholarships to summer music camps, sectional rehearsals with members of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and free tickets to SMSO concerts. The Youth Symphony, Encore Strings, LMYO Winds and Concert Strings rehearse Monday evenings throughout the school year. Membership is by audition for all groups.


For more information, contact the SMSO office at 269-982-4030 or visit

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