December 31, 2021
FareWellCome VIII is presented by the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra in the Long Prairie - Grey Eagle Secondary School auditorium and streamed live to our YouTube channel, bit.ly/thelpco.
Please join us for FareWellCome VIII on New Year’s Eve as we say Farewell to 2021 and Welcome to 2022! The evening will include a fundraiser dinner and silent auction from 5:00 to 6:15 pm, followed by a 6:30 pm concert. Presale tickets at $18 are available at Central Minnesota Credit Union, the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heritage bank in Long Prairie.
October 30, 2021
REMEMBRANCES, presented by the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra in the Long Prairie - Grey Eagle Secondary School auditorium and streamed live to our YouTube channel, bit.ly/thelpco.
With musical reflection, we performed a beautiful arrangement of America the Beautiful, written as a commemoration for Veterans Day 2001 in the months following 9/11, and Nimrod, from Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, often played on British Remembrance Day, commemorating the lives of soldiers lost during World War I. We also performed Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in memory of Bachyavelli (Michael Hoover), who was our composer in residence. At the time of his death, we had been in discussions with him to compose the final two movements for the LPCO.
Finally, we heard music from Florence Price, who lived from 1887 to 1953. She was the first Black American woman recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1933.
CONCERT IN THE PARK
July 22, 2021
What a lovely summer day to attend a concert in the park! We performed at the intersection of Central Avenue and 1st Street South between the Veterans Memorial and Christie House Museum in Long Prairie.
This was our first outdoor concert of the year as part of the Concert in the Park Summer Series sponsored by the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce. We presented a sampling of music and streamed it live to our Facebook channel, facebook.com/LongPrairieChamberOrchestra
April 10, 2021
Our live premiere of the Virtually Spring concert and the first online concert for 2021. Posted on our YouTube channel, bit.lly/thelpcoIt was beautifully set in the Grey-Eagle United Methodist Church in central Minnesota and the Lynnhurst Congregational Church in Minneapolis. Musicians of all ages perform for the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra playing music of rock stars from 300 years ago and modern day composers.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
December 31, 2020
Our very first virtual concert - FareWellCome VII New Year's Eve. We're looking back on 2020 and looking forward to 2021. Posted to our YouTube channel, bit.ly/thelpco