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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is in full swing with their Sounds of Summer 2022 concert series. Entering the second week of their season, the ensemble will present “Dance Music,” the Sinfonietta at the Wild Center, and “Sounds of light”.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a 20-piece professional chamber orchestra from across the country. The Sinfonietta will perform at the Paul White Memorial Shell in Lake Placid’s Mid’s Park from 7-8 p.m. today. The concert, “Dance Music,” will include Antonn Dvok “Slavic Dance No. 8”, by Georges Bizet “Habanera,” At Ponchielli’s “The Dance of the Hours” and Mussorgsky “Persian Slave Dance.” In the event of rain or temperatures below 65, the concert will be moved to the Sanctuary of St. Agnes Church, located at 169 Hillcrest Ave., Lake Placid. Indoor concerts will start at 7:15 p.m.

On Thursday, July 14, the ensemble kicks off its Adirondack concert series at the Wild Center, located at 45 Museum Drive in Tupper Lake. The Sinfonietta program begins at 6 p.m. and will include Dvk’s “Slavic Dance No. 8”, Rogers and Hammerstein “South Pacific Selections”, Johann Strauss II “Thunder and Lightning Polka” and “Waltz of the Blue Danube”, by Mozart “Symphony No. 36”, and that of Sousa “Stars and Stripes Forever.” General tickets are $20, tickets for Wild Center members are $17, and children 14 and under can attend for free. For more information on the program and to purchase tickets, visit

On Sunday, July 17, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ Sunday Symphony Series continues with “Sounds of light”. For this performance, the Sinfonietta once again welcomes the work of Gweneth Walker, an American composer whose music is known for its energy, beauty, reverence, drama and humour. Written for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in 1987 at its dairy farm in Braintree, Vermont, the widely performed “The Light of Three Mornings: Sketches from Braintree Hill” won the New England Philharmonic Orchestra Composition Competition in 1989. The ensemble will also perform Schubert’s work “Symphony No. 5 in B flat major”, and guest artist Sara Davis Buechner will join Felix Mendelssohn “Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor.” In-person and virtual tickets are available online and at the LPCA box office, 518-523-2512, open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and concert day, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. Virtual tickets are $15. A free post-concert “Meet the artist” the reception will follow the performance of the Sinfonietta.

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