Press Release
October 30, 2017

Lorain County Community College Arts and Humanities division’s Civic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.

Robert Beckstrom, the orchestra’s music director, has chosen three engaging pieces. The concert will begin with Igor Stravinsky’s clever Jeu de Cartes (Game of Cards) which was composed in 1936 as a ballet. The original ballet had the dancers costumed depicting a card game. His music has hints of familiar works as if they are seen in a broken mirror. It is both sophisticated and fun-loving.

Elyria’s own, Allison Roza Evans is returning home as the featured soprano soloist in Sanuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915. Composed in 1948, this piece is a setting of the James Agee text that recalls an evening in his childhood, told from the child’s point of view. The music is distinctly American. Evans, an Elyria High School graduate, is an accomplished soprano with vocal degrees from the Boston Conservatory. She is currently based in Chicago.
The evening’s finale will feature Edvard Grieg’s Norwegian Dances, Op 35. Originally a piece for two pianists, the work’s four lively dances demonstrate the composer’s gift for creating engaging tuneful music.

General admission for adults is $9 for adults. Tickets for LCCC students, staff, children and seniors 65+ tickets are $8. Tickets are $7 for groups of 15 or more.

Call the Stocker Arts Center Box Office at (440) 366-4040 for more information or visit

Stocker Arts Center is on the campus of Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. Parking on campus is free.