Take Mom to the Symphony

Grossmont College's music department is holding two special performances May 11 and 12.

Does your mother have a special place in her heart for the symphony? Take her to a special concert this weekend to show your appreciation for her.

The Grossmont College Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale is giving two performances of one great musical piece. The school’s orchestra and chorus on both May 11 and 12 will perform “Resonantes Musica”. The musical piece is an original creation from choral music composer Morten Lauridsen.

Lauridsen, 68, is a National Medal of Arts recipient and served as the composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale from 1994 to 2001. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles, where he has taught composition at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California for more than 30 years, and Waldron Island, a secluded, forested haven off the coast of Washington, where he lives in a renovated general store that overlooks Puget Sound.

The performances will include “O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord,” “Lux Aeterna,” Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts” and “Dirait-on,” a vocal duet with guitar.

Does this sound like it’s up mom’s alley? Treat her to this musical event on either Friday or Saturday. The May 11 performance is at All Saints Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. On May 12, you can view the same show at 7 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in La Mesa. Admission is free to these concerts, but donations are accepted. Call the Grossmont Music Department at 619-644-7254 for more information.


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