Lake Norman Orchestra (LKNO) – Concerto Concert with Guest Artists!

Join Maestro Eduardo Cedeño, the Lake Norman Orchestra and special guest artists on Saturday, September 12 as we welcome the fall season with Concerto Classics!
By: Lake Norman Orchestra
Eduardo M. Cedeño, Conductor
Eduardo M. Cedeño, Conductor
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Aug. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- Highlights of the Concerto Classics performance will include Die Meistersinger by Wagner, Carmen by Bizet, Nabucco by Verdi and English Folk Songs.  Joining us for this spectacular musical event will be organist Rev. Linwood E. Bratcher, Jr., pianist Anne TenBrink Beach, violinist Faith Alessio Foster, and LKNO’s own oboist, Valerie Lapinid.

This family-friendly event will be held at the Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, North Carolina, 28117.  Seating is limited - the concert begins promptly at 7:30 PM.  Adult Admission is $10 at the door (cash or check); Students and children admitted  free of charge.


Rev. Linwood E. Bratcher, Jr. – Organ:
Rev. Bratcher is Developer of Traditional Music, Worship and Arts/Organist at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary  and Atlantic Christian College, Rev. Bratcher has 40 years of service in ministry, and his choirs have performed at the Governor’s Mansion, Duke Chapel, Bruton Parish and The National Cathedral.

Ms. Anne TenBrink Beach – Piano:   A Michigan native, Anne has been the Traditional Accompanist for Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church since 2013. Additionally, she offers private piano instruction from her home and has extensive experience in preparation of choral groups and in Music Theatre.  She has recently performed with Theatre Charlotte and served as Musical Director for Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre.

Faith Alessio Foster – Strings:  A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Faith began her music studies on piano at an early age with Dr. Thomas Strode. Her interests expanded to include viola, violin and harp. Faith has performed with several orchestras in both Detroit and North Carolina and was a member of Vivace Quartet, a professional string quartet. Faith has taught violin and viola in many different environments including private lessons and once organized and taught a pilot program offering Suzuki style group classes in the Oxford Michigan Public Schools and has taught at an after-school strings program in Salisbury, North Carolina.   Faith relocated from Michigan to Salisbury in order to study at UNC Charlotte with internationally acclaimed violinist, Mr. David Russell. She also studies conducting with Director of Orchestras, Dr. Jonathan Govias. Faith is a member of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and continues to perform privately for weddings, churches and other events.

Valerie Lapinid – Oboe:  Valerie Lapinid is an oboist and local woodwind instructor who holds a B.M. in Performance from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana with a concentration in oboe and English horn.  She has been playing woodwinds for over 28 years, teaching for 15 years and plays oboe, English horn, saxophone, clarinet, flute and bassoon.   Valerie teaches from her home studio in Davidson, North Carolina, where she resides with her husband, three daughters and father. She  is the Woodwind Instructor for the Concord High School Band and is a member of the Lake Norman  Orchestra.  Valerie’s heart remains loyal to the sounds of all the woodwinds, but her favorite is the English horn.  The English horn’s soothing sound is “like warm oil in your ears”, as her mother describes.  Valerie agrees and would like to dedicate this particular performance of Mozart’s Adagio, to her mother, Brenda Roper.


Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash or check): Adults: $10.00, Students and Children under age 5: Free

Lake Norman Orchestra
Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church
575 Brawley School Road Mooresville
NC 28117
(704) 664-3680
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The Lake Norman Orchestra, (LKNO), conducted by Maestro Eduardo Cedeño, a non-profit community organization, was founded in 2002.  Originally developed as an adult community group of 20 musicians, the LKNO now embraces those community musicians who desire to improve their musicianship, share their talent with their peers and provide quality entertainment throughout the Piedmont region of North Carolina.  With more than 65 active members ranging in age from 14 to 70+, the LKNO is committed to collaboration and outreach with artists from the community, local schools and universities who often participate as guest soloists.  The LKNO performs from six to eight concerts a year, beginning in March and continuing through early December and it's musical repertoire is as diverse as its membership. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in facilities graciously donated by the Peninsula Baptist Church in Mooresville.

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Maestro  Cedeño has performed as a conductor, soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Europe, and South America.  He holds a B.A. degree in Music and M.M. Degree from Butler University  Jordan College of Music in Indianapolis, Indiana, with post-graduate work at Boston University and additional studies in Europe.  In 2012, he led members of the Lake Norman Orchestra on a concert tour in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria and to perform in spring of 2015 in the National Memorial Concert Series in Washington, D.C.

As a founding member of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Director and Conductor of the Merida Symphony Orchestra and as a Founding Member of the Philharmonic Choral Group of Caracas, Venezuela, he has worked with the acclaimed José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema and the Orquesta Nacional Juvenil de Venezuela. Cedeño has collaborated with numerous performing organizations including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Opera, and Charlotte Civic Orchestra; UNCC Opera and Carolina Voices, as well as various orchestras in Caracas, Venezuela.   As a Founding Member of El Sistema, Cedeño continues to offer his time and talents to support its efforts in his local community. In addition to conducting the Lake Norman Orchestra, Cedeño presently serves as Adjunct Music Faculty at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, Strings Instructor and former Orchestra Director at Gaston School of the Arts in Gastonia, and Adjunct Music Faculty at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Concord, North Carolina.    Website:

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