The breadth and depth of the ensemble offerings in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music serve both the aspiring professional performer as well as the dedicated non-major seeking musical performance opportunities. All ensembles are open to students of any major through open auditions and rehearse primarily in the late afternoon and evening time slots to avoid conflicts with other courses. Click here for a list of large ensemble rehearsal times. Students receive academic credit for participation.
Whatever the medium, genre or style, there is a Lawrence large ensemble that will provide a high quality life-changing musical experience.
Live from Lawrence Intermission "Podcasts"
During the intermissions of our large ensemble concerts, Professor of Violin, Dr. Samantha George, interviews current students, conservatory faculty, and guest artists about a variety of topics, from how they came to choose Lawrence to how a music education at Lawrence University prepared them for their future music careers.
Kaleidoscope occurs every other year.
Adults: $15 Seniors: $10 Students: $7
Tickets available from: Lawrence University Box Office: 920-832-6749
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center: 920-730-3760 www.foxcitiespac.com
First performed in 2006, Kaleidoscope's non-stop, 75-minute format provides a rapid-fire musical spectrum showcasing the sheer variety and mastery of students attending the Conservatory. It runs the gamut from traditional Russian choral music to Latin orchestral rhythms to 11 bassoons churning out memorable Beatles classics.
“Kaleidoscope is designed to showcase the broad variety and musical depth of our conservatory ensembles and chamber groups in an all-inclusive, musical extravaganza and this year’s performance promises to do just that,” said Phillip Swan, co-director of choral studies at Lawrence.
The most comprehensive music program Lawrence will present during the 2015-16 academic year, Kaleidoscope spotlights both large ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Gamelan Cahaya Asri, Wind Ensemble, Opera, Jazz Ensemble) and chamber groups (bassoon ensemble, clarinet ensemble, viola ensemble, string quartet, piano/guitar/ saxophone/marimba quartet, brass quartet and wind octet).
Check out some of the past Kaleidoscope performances, and a backstage look at the intense preparations for this one-of-a-kind event.