The Ensembles

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. 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.

Kaleidoscope Performances

Box Office:

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

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.










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