Musical Magic at LC Proms

Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:03 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka presents LC Proms, a concert in aid of the Ladies’ College Old Girls’ Association (OGA) Trust Fund for Care and Support on 24 September at the College Hall.

For this special concert, the SOSL will deviate from its usual strictly classical fare to bring you a sparkling programme of light classical music, Latin American favourites and popular showtunes.

The programme includes  such well-loved classical works as ‘Voices of Spring’, one of Johann Strauss’ most famous waltzes, Pietro Mascagni’s ‘Intermezzo’ - probably better known today as the music  featured in the movies ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Godfather III’, and Leroy Anderson’s quirky, yet delightful,  ‘Syncopated clock.’


Also on the programme are Latin, Jazz, Folk and Rock favourites. You may fight the urge to dance to the strains of the evergreen jewish folksong ‘Hava Nagila,’ swing to Mancini’s classic ‘Pink Panther,’ and samba down the aisles to ‘Latin Gold’, a medley of popular Latin American dance tunes.

The SOSL will also perform a selection of well-known showtunes from musicals that we all know and love, and which promise to leave you feeling a little nostalgic.

The LC OGA Trust Fund for Care and Support is used to grant assistance, on a needs basis, to retired teachers, staff, support staff and old girls. The interest income generated from the investment of this fund supports payments to current beneficiaries. However, the recent drastic decline in interest rates has resulted in a drop in income that makes it difficult for the Trust to keep its commitments towards the sick and elderly beneficiaries of this fund who have spent their lives in service to the school.

The Symphony Orchestra’s association with Ladies’ College has been a long one. It has for many years, with the cooperation of the school, made the Ladies’ College Hall its home, using it both for rehearsals and as a concert venue. The orchestra is happy to support the OGA in giving back to those who have given so much to their Alma Mater.

The programme is brilliant and the cause very worthy, so make a note in your diaries for 24 September, 7 p.m. at the Ladies’ College Hall. The box plan is available at the school office from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.