Jami Hockensmith

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Lakeview Orchestra will perform Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre.

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Meet the Orchestra Q&A

What instrument do you play?
I play percussion.

When did you join Lakeview Orchestra?
I started playing with the orchestra in March of 2018.

Where did you go to college, and what was you major?
I was a music education major at Western Illinois University.

What is your profession?
I teach band and percussion in the Chicagoland area and perform in pit orchestra for summer community theater.

What piece are you most excited about on the Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite concert?
I am most excited to play Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” It’s one of my many “bucket-list” pieces, along with Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” from last season!

What is your favorite Lakeview Orchestra memory?
My first concert with Lakeview playing Mahler’s 5th symphony cold - I couldn’t make any prior rehearsals and my part was the first percussive sound in the entire piece. It was exhilarating!

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