New orchestra to debut in Michigan’s Oakland County

Posted on: January 12, 2012

In Wednesday’s (1/11) Oakland Press (Michigan), Susan Fine writes, “The Symphony on the Lakes, a new symphony in Oakland County, shares roots with the original Pontiac Oakland Symphony which began in 1954. The group will perform for the first time before an audience this weekend, with compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Handel and Mozart. … Francile Anderson, President of the Board, was pleased to welcome Zeljko Milicevic as the new conductor last week. Milicevic received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and violin performance from Wayne State University and his Master’s degree in music education from the University of Michigan. His conducting responsibilities include tenure with the Oakland Youth Orchestras as Senior Director of the Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony and the Bijou Orchestra in Bay City. In 2003, Milicevic was named Music Director and Conductor of the Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra. … Other performances by the Symphony on the Lakes are scheduled, including: A dinner and cabaret style entertainment by Dave Bennett, Clarinetist, will be offered at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Lafayette Grande Crystal Ballroom, One Lafayette Street, Pontiac to raise money for the symphony. A concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 featuring music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Bedrich Smetena and Anton Dvorak.”

Posted January 12, 2012