Come join the excitement as YOUR Elkhart County Symphony presents eight dynamic pieces of music at Symphonic Horizons, Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m., at The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main Street, Elkhart, Indiana.

Flautist Aleksandra Kemble, principal flute for both the LaPorte and Elkhart County symphonies, is guest soloist for two selections as the Elkhart Symphony performs Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, III., Rondo, and Chaminade’s Flute Concertino, Op. 107.

Flautist Aleksandra Kemble, principal flute for both the LaPorte and Elkhart County symphonies.

Flautist Aleksandra Kemble performs
Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m., at The Lerner

The Elkhart County Symphony also presents four selections revealing an exciting range of musical styles and geographic influences, and the event concludes with a delightful and memorable collaboration between the Elkhart Symphony and the Elkhart High School Symphony Orchestra as the two ensembles sit side-by-side to perform Danse Bacchanale (Saint-Saëns), and Furiant from The Bartered Bride (Smetana).

Don’t miss Symphonic Horizons, the fourth of five concerts in our magnificent 2023-24 season!

A celebration of community and musical collaboration, Symphonic Horizons features music representing a wide range of symphonic performance.

Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, written in 1999, begins with soft bell-like sounds and quiet solos and grows in intensity before reverting back into a quiet cacophony of muted strings, softly ringing Chinese Reflex Bells, and the otherworldly chiming of tuned water-filled glasses being rubbed along their rims.

Tico, Tico, a renowned Brazilian Choro piece—Choro being the Brazilian equivalent of New Orleans Jazz in America—was written in 1917 by Zequinha de Abreu and reached peak popularity in the 1940s, with successful recordings by Ethel Smith, The Andrews Sisters, and Carmen Miranda.

The full repertoire of performances at Symphonic Horizons includes:

  • Glinka, Overture to Rusland and Ludmilla
  • Choi, Arirang Fantasy
  • Mozart, Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, III. Rondo (with guest soloist Ms. Kemble)
  • Chaminade, Flute Concertino, Op. 107 (with guest soloist Ms. Kemble)
  • Jennifer Higdon, blue cathedral
  • Abreu/arr. Colnot, Tico, Tico
  • Saint-Saëns, Danse Bacchanale (side-by-side with the Elkhart High School Symphony Orchestra)
  • Smetana, Furiant from The Bartered Bride (side-by-side with the Elkhart High School Symphony Orchestra)

Ms. Kemble—an adjunct faculty of flute at Indiana University South Bend, Andrews University, Bethel University, Goshen College, and Saint Mary’s College—holds a Doctor of Arts degree in flute performance from Ball State University and has studied with renowned teachers, including Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Marina Piccinini, Trevor Wye, William Bennett, Sir James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Phillip Bernold, and Janos Balint.

Concert performances for Symphonic Horizons begin at 4 p.m., and ticket holders are welcome to gather at 3 p.m. in the Cittadine Room—on the second floor of the Theatre—for a pre-concert discussion of the afternoon’s selections led by Conn-Selmer Endowed Music Conductor Dr. Soo Han and featuring Ms. Kemble.

Don’t miss out! Join us for Symphonic Horizons—the fourth of our five-concert 2023-24 season.

Tickets for Symphonic Horizons may be purchased online, or at The Lerner Theatre Box Office, or by phone at (574) 293-4469.

The Elkhart Symphony performing at The Lerner Theatre


The Elkhart County Symphony Association employs more than 100 professional musicians in the county. The organization promotes cultural experiences and instills civic pride in our community by encouraging artistic integrity, providing innovative opportunities, and presenting excellent musical programming through concerts, education, and special events.

Aleksandra Kemble, a native of Slovakia who came to the United States in 2002, is principal flautist with the LaPorte County and Elkhart County Symphonies and is an adjunct faculty of flute at Indiana University South Bend, Andrews University, Bethel University, Goshen College, and Saint Mary’s College. Ms. Kemble holds a Doctor of Arts degree in flute performance from Ball State University