MCC hosts Nov. 14 presentation by Grand Rapids Symphony conductor


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:39 am on Thursday, November 03, 2011

SIDNEY — The music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony is presenting a lecture and musical performance at Montcalm Community College (MCC) on Nov. 14.
“The Musings and Music of Maestro David Lockington,” is planned from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in MCC’s Beatrice E. Doser Building. Lockington will play his cello and offer a lecture to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Lunch is provided for students with a current MCC ID and is $2 for all others.
MCC Dean of Instruction and Faculty Gary Hauck, the event organizer, said Lockington’s presentation focuses on varieties of music and “how we can relate to them as well as enjoy them.”
Lockington began his career as principal cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Soon after earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge, he came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University.
He and his wife, Dylana Jenson, reside in Grand Rapids and have four children.
The 2011-2012 season is Lockington’s 13th as music director with the Grand Rapids Symphony.
The New York Times has recognized the orchestra for being a “model in the classical music world.” The Symphony earned a 2007 Grammy Award nomination and has recorded four CD’s under Lockington’s direction.
The event is sponsored by MCC’s Culture and Travel Club. Visit www.montcalm.edu or contact Hauck at garyh@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1234 for more information.

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