Music Heals

Playlist #2, from LGSO violinist, Laurie Cornue
Inspired from our friends in the Johnstown Symphony in Western Pennsylvania, we offer playlists of music that have proved meaningful to LGSO musicians and audience during this challenging time. There are two ways to participate:

Listen: playlists will arrive in LGSO emails. You can also follow us on Facebook.

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Today’s playlist comes from LGSO violinist, Laurie Cornue. Laurie has shared her talents in both the orchestra and in chamber music settings for a number of years. She enthusiastically submitted this music after I asked the musicians to think about what they would recommend, and I have greatly enjoyed listening to these selections! Laurie sent her ideas before the first playlist was posted last week, and it is interesting that arrangements of the Beatles tune “Here Comes the Sun” appear on both. This just shows that the song’s message of “don’t lose hope. Brighter days ahead” is a message that has connected with people in a profound way and one that we all need to hear.

I am also pleased that you will be able to hear Laurie’s fine playing and expert musicianship in an arrangement of “The Sacred Romance,” by Michael W. Smith.

All best wishes,
David Anderson
Music Director, Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra
Beautiful guitar & keyboards, encouraging lyrics … A calming, reassuring lullaby in these times of uncertainty. It’s brought me peace since my college days, when I owned the LP.
A short, simple violin/piano duet that I’ve had the pleasure of playing in church a number of times. This recording is from 2015.
A friend sent me this song at the start of these Covid-19 times, and I loved its upbeat feel & uplifting message. Also enjoyed that it features a hammered dulcimer, an instrument I find intriguing … and that the video includes ping pong, which can lift anybody’s spirits.
A great strings-only take on the Beatles classic! Amazing playing & incredible harmonies. For me, this song bears the message “Don’t lose hope. Brighter days are ahead!”