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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Straight from the harp

Deidreanna Potter plays with Lansing Concert band

by City Pulse

Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G. Bloomquist Award at Saturday´s Lansing Concert Band performance; she will perform composer David Bennett´s “La Rougette” at the concert.

The home-schooled Potter has performed with the MSU Symphony, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Jackson Symphony. 

The Bloomquist award — named for the former LCB director — is presented to a Michigan high school student who demonstrates a high level of musical proficiency. 

Also joining the Concert Band on Saturday will be pianist Sangmi Lim, a visiting assistant professor at the MSU College of Music and a member of the faculty at Lansing Community College. She will play the first movement of the Grieg Concerto in A Minor.

Additional pieces in the concert include Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to "Candide," Respighi’s “The Pines of the Appian Way,” Grainger’s “Handel in the Strand,” Wagner’s “Trauersinfonie,” Davide Delle Cese’s “L’Inglesina" and “Impulse!,” a 2011 work by LCB music director Gary T. Sullivan.

Lansing Concert Band

8 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Dart Auditorium

500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing

Free

(517) 641-4263

www.lansingconcertband.org

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