LSO presents a concert of firsts -rws ptg -jcr -dlh

“Unusual,” said conductor Robert Debbaut when asked to describe the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert repertoire. “None of these works have ever been performed by the Lawrence conservatory.”
On January 15, 2005, the LSO will be performing a concert with the theme “Musical Portraits.” Each work to be performed carries a unique anecdote of legendary, personal, or historical significance which may be unknown to the average audience.
Composer Bedrich Smetana, a Czech patriot at heart, tells of an old Czechoslovakian fable in the piece “Sarka.” The title character is a warrior princess overwhelmed by her hatred towards men. Her menacing revulsion impels her to seduce men into caves to murder them.