SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Lunch on the Lawn, a series of free, informal ensemble concerts on the front lawn of the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on four consecutive Fridays – July 22 to Aug. 12.
Sack lunches will be available for $6 (with beverage) while they last. It’s recommended that music lovers bring lawn chairs or put down a blanket under a tree. Seating is also provided under an outdoor tent. In case of rain the performances will move inside the museum.
Music for Lunch on the Lawn includes a mixture of classical and popular music by quality, diverse performing groups and artists.
The series opener on July 22 features The Full Sound Chamber Group, consisting of five brothers in a string quintet from Bellefontaine. The group includes Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola; Racham Loritsch, cello; and Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. The family group has been performing together for five years.
Mojo Brass will perform July 22. The brass chamber group consists of professional musicians, music educators and music enthusiast friends from around southern Ohio. All of their music is custom-arranged for them by their members, and they preach the uniqueness of every person’s “mojo,” that thing that makes each person special.
The Aug. 5 lunch is a mini-festival with CORDtet, comprised of Yellow Springs steel drum performer Joseph Glenn and Garry Ball, a native of Springfield, a passionate song-writer, guitarist and teacher. Ball’s music speaks to his favorite genres: folk, folk rock and Americana.
Closing out the series, GoodVibes returns for an Aug. 12 performance of smooth jazz, blues, swing and standard favorites.
For further information, call 937-325-8100 or visit www.springfieldsym.org.
Submitted by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.