Lake Area Community Orchestra Kicks Off 25th Year with Summer Concert Series Concert at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville

The Lake Area Community Orchestra performs "Defying Gravity" during their Summer Concert Series Kickoff Concert held Tuesday, May 29, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville.

The Lake Area Community Orchestra performs "Defying Gravity" during their Summer Concert Series Kickoff Concert held Tuesday, May 29, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville. Photo by John Inman.

Once again St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville, was packed with the many concert fans which came out for the opening concert in the 2011 Lake Area Community Orchestra Summer Concert Series held Tuesday, May 29. Rose Adams directed the orchestra at the concert titled "Over the Rainbow" as the orchestra celebrated 25 years by playing a variety of pieces including "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Arsenal," "Defying Gravity," "In the Hall of the Mountain King," "Radetzky March," "Water Music," "Intermezzo from 'Cavalleria Rusticana," "On An American Spiritual," "Summertime," "Concerto for Drum Set and Concert Band," "Over the Rainbow," "A Nation's Prayer" and after a standing ovation "The Stars and Stripes Forever March."

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John Renken, California, plays the bass clarinet during the Lake Area Community Orchestra Concert.

For more of this story check out the June 6 issue of the California Democrat.

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