The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Arts Center on April 22, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
This performance is an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the beauty and culture of the Great Lakes region and pay homage to our rich Native American culture in the beautiful environment of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The concert will feature three distinct pieces that will take the audience on a journey through the region's history and traditions.
Great Lakes Cantata
Composed by renowned American music educator and composer Gwyneth Walker, this piece was inspired by the beauty of the five lakes and celebrates the region's natural wonders. The music will take the audience on a journey through the lakes' unique landscape, highlighting the region's environmental significance.
Spirit Chief Names the Animal People
The second piece by Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate is a narration with musical accompaniment that recounts an Okanogan Indian story about how Coyote retained his name, given by the Great Spirit Chief. It will provide an opportunity for the audience to connect with the region's indigenous traditions and culture.
The final piece will be a 30-minute multimedia symphony composed by Christophe Changard. The composition includes poetry by Emily Siff and film by Charlie Spears and explores the issue of climate change. The symphony is a call to action for the audience to take responsibility for preserving the region's natural resources.
How to buy tickets
This event is appropriate for all ages, and everyone is encouraged to attend. This is a ticketed event, however, thanks to a generous subsidy from the LSSU Issues and Intellect Fund, admission will be free.
For those looking to elevate their experience, VIP tickets are available for $50, which provides priority seating, access to a VIP Lounge for a patron’s cocktail hour, and a meet and greet with members of the orchestra. Tickets can be purchased by calling 906-235-2787, online, or in-person at the Box Office. The Box Office will open at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra's musical celebration of the region.