Symphony orchestra performs Oct. 23 at Lewis University

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerts are Oct. 23 & Oct. 27

Published: October 8, 2013.

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform two concerts in October.

The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the St. Charles Borromeo Center at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The entrance is located on Airport Road. This concert at Lewis University is free of charge and open to the public.

MYSO will also perform at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Joliet Junior College’s Main Campus in Joliet. Tickets for the performance at JJC are $7 and may be purchased at the door.

Dr. Lawrence Sisk, professor of music at Lewis University, will conduct the orchestra in a program that includes selections from Handel’s Water Music, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, and Wagner’s Prelude to the third act of Lohengrin.

The program will feature Dr. Mark Ponzo as trumpet soloist in Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major. Ponzo is professor of trumpet at Northern Illinois University and also teaches trumpet at Lewis University.

Founded in 1959, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra has resided in Will County since 1991. Players in MYSO come from Lewis University and Joliet Junior College, and from area high schools and middle schools. MYSO rehearses every Wednesday evening that school is in session from 6-8:30 p.m. at Lewis University. Visit for more information.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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