Spring Concert Marks NSPO Season Finale

Viola player Kimberly Lehmann will take center stage as the star soloist of William Walton’s Viola Concerto when her spouse, Music Director Robert Lehmann, conducts the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2021 season finale- 2022 Orchestra on Sunday, April 24 at Swampscott High School. Concert time is at 3 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance at nspo.org. The concert program also includes Ralph Vaughan-Williams “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” and Edvard Grieg’s popular Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2.

Kimberly Lehmann grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music. She performs with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and performs frequently with the NSPO. In 2013, she and Robert were the NSPO’s featured soloists performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.

Walton’s Viola Concerto is considered one of the composer’s most important works and was recorded by the world’s leading violists as early as 1937.

Edvard Grieg composed the music for Peer Gynt at the invitation of his friend and colleague

Scandinavian artist Henrik Ibsen, who wrote the play of the same name. Peer Gynt’s music has become Grieg’s most famous composition and its excerpts are frequently heard in popular culture such as movies, games, and commercials.

Out of concern for the health and safety of all musicians and audience members, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra requires that all patrons attending the concert present proof of a Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of a Covid-19 PCR test. 19 negative no more than 72 hours before the concert or a home test within 24 hours of the concert. Patrons will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing in the auditorium.

For more information about the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, visit nspo.org.

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