Life Sciences Orchestra Concert: Mozart, Mahler & More

Featuring Amy Porter, U-M flute professor

Amy Porter, flute, will play with the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Jan. 30 Amy Porter, flute, will play with the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Jan. 30
In a concert that's sure to warm a cold winter's night, the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra will present a program of Mozart, Mahler and more on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

The free concert will feature award-winning flutist Amy Porter, a professor at U-M's School of Music, Theatre & Dance who has an international performing career as well as a renowned talent for teaching. She will play Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major.

Also on the program: Gustav Mahler's lyrical and haunting Symphony No. 1 in D major, and Dmitri Shostakovich's rollicking Festive Overture.

The LSO will perform under the baton of music director Oriol Sans, a graduate of U-M's nationally known conducting studio. Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the U-M Medical Arts Program, which introduces medical students and residents to the performing and visual arts, will give opening remarks.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in U-M's Hill Auditorium, and is free and open to the public with general admission seating. No tickets are required.

The LSO is made up of medical and science faculty, staff, students and alumni from throughout U-M. Its members include one of Porter’s flute students, U-M Medical School associate professor and pediatric otolaryngologist David J. Brown, M.D., who co-founded the LSO in 2000.