LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra is hoping to bring a little bit of a Mardi Gras feeling to Lima when they perform “Carnival of Colors” Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
“It’s a really beautiful concert because when we came up with the title we were thinking, it’s February, we were thinking kind of a Mardi Gras feeling because we have Petrushka by Stravinsky, which is actually a ballet suite and then the other piece that the orchestra is playing themselves is from Wagner’s Das Rheingold. So these are very mystical pieces, very colorful pieces, you could go as far as saying they are very exotic. But they’re both artistic and passionate pieces and they have those art connections,” said Sara Chongson, marketing and ticketing coordinator for the Lima Symphony Orchestra.
In between the orchestra’s playing, guest artist and saxophone player Connor Mikula will be performing.
“You wouldn’t think of the saxophone as a major classical instrument. You think you come to hear a soloist with the symphony, it might be a cellist or a violin player, but the saxophone isn’t featured as often, but it’s really quite a colorful and versatile instrument,” said Chongson.
Mikula is an award-winning saxophonist having competed for and winning coveted awards. He has won both national and international competitions, most recently winning the Cortona, Italy, New Music Sessions solo competition. He was named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.