Traditional Program News

Silver Lake College Presents First 2013-2014 Artist Music Series Concert Featuring the Concord Chamber Orchestra

Posted on October 18 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to present the first of seven Artist Music Series Concerts for the 2013-2014 Season on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 pm, featuring the Concord Chamber Orchestra. The performance will be held in Bob & Pat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. Season and single concert tickets are available through the Capitol Civic Centre box office by calling 920-683-2184, or online at Concert information and a downloadable ticket order form are also available at

The 46-member Concord Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jamin Hoffman, will share music that spans several centuries of style. The performance will include music by international composers Sean O' Boyle and Ramin Bar-Niv, in addition to selections from the overture to Don Giovanni by Mozart, and Symphony No. 100 in G Major by Joseph Haydn. Soprano Suzanne Kompass will be a featured soloist.

Jamin Hoffman shared the following about his inspiration for the theme of this season’s Concord Chamber Orchestra concerts:

“Nearly a year ago, I was playing a game of cards when it dawned on me that I should plan a season based on the four suits in a deck. The challenge was figuring out how to tie clubs, hearts, spades, and diamonds to music. While researching this topic, I discovered that some video gamers refer to themselves and others by these names – those who are ‘clubs’ like to play for the struggles and conflicts built into games, ‘hearts’ like to play for the social aspects, ‘spades’ dig for hidden areas of the games, and ‘diamonds’ aim for the prizes as they play. Thus, the current season was born!” 

“The ‘Clubs’ concert - which you are about to hear - deals with human conflict; from the horrors of war to the nobility and heroism it draws from those forced to deal with it and its aftermath. Necessarily, not all of this music will be beautiful, but all of it is charged with emotion and I hope it will give you much to think about after the last echoes of the music die away.”

The Concord Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1975 to provide volunteer musicians the opportunity to create stimulating musical experiences for the enjoyment and inspiration of Milwaukee area audiences and, through their annual concerto competition, to give promising young musicians a venue in which to perform. The membership of approximately 50 musicians consists of players from various professions and age groups united by a love of music. The orchestra made the community of Wauwatosa its home in 1993, and now performs regularly at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.