Music Heals
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.

Submit: click here to let us know what pieces have inspired you during this time.
Kristine Mutchler, Horn
Sibelius' Second symphony is a unique work for its time. It was written before the inspiring and transformative works such as The Rite of Spring or Pierre lunaire and encapsulates Sibelius' love for the symphonic form. This piece was inspired by his travels to Italy right around the turn of the 20th century. I personally enjoy the beautiful, expansive opening of the first movement and the beautiful trumpet solo in the movement.
With studying at NIU I've had the opportunity to meet and listen to a lot of jazz musicians and music. Vulfpeck is a group that infuses jazz roots, funk and pop styles to create a unique listening experience.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones are a phenomenal group of musicians and their interpretation of Oh Darling by the Beatles is excellent. It features John Cowan on vocals, Howard Levy on piano and Bela Fleck on banjo.
A piece I have begun working on and I find it absolutely fun to play and listen. The orchestral accompaniment feels akin to pieces like Gliere chamber music, Rachmaninoff piano concertos or Prokofiev symphonies, but lighter overall from the traditional Russian style of that era.