Deidreanna Potter plays with Lansing Concert band
Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist
from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G. Bloomquist Award at Saturday's
Lansing Concert Band performance; she will perform composer David
Bennett's “La Rougette” at the concert.
The home-schooled Potter has performed with the MSU Symphony, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Jackson Symphony.
The Bloomquist award — named for the
former LCB director — is presented to a Michigan high school student who
demonstrates a high level of musical proficiency.
Also joining the Concert Band on Saturday
will be pianist Sangmi Lim, a visiting assistant professor at the MSU
College of Music and a member of the faculty at Lansing Community
College. She will play the first movement of the Grieg Concerto in A
Additional pieces in the concert include
Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to "Candide," Respighi’s “The Pines of the
Appian Way,” Grainger’s “Handel in the Strand,” Wagner’s
“Trauersinfonie,” Davide Delle Cese’s “L’Inglesina" and “Impulse!,” a
2011 work by LCB music director Gary T. Sullivan.
Lansing Concert Band
8 p.m. Saturday, April 28
500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing