Bay View to host pianist Christopher Harding in concert with GLCO

Pianist Christopher Harding will appear in concert with The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra later this week.


The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10th at 7PM in John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View. Mr. Harding will be performing Schuman’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra op. 54. The orchestra, led by conductor, Libor Ondras, will also perform the Symphony no. 6 “Pastoral” by Beethoven and Brahms Naenie, featuring the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Karen Hughes Beacom.

Mr. Harding was born of American parents in Munich, Germany and raised in Northern Virginia. He earned his BM and Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music, and his MM and Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate piano performance and chamber music at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Mr. Harding also serves on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer Piano Academy and is a frequent guest artist and teacher at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, IN.

He maintains a flourishing international performance career, generating acclaim and impressing audiences and critics alike with his substantive interpretations and pianistic mastery. He has given frequent solo, concerto, and chamber music performances at the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, and halls and festival appearances in Newfoundland, Israel, Romania, and China

Tickets are available at Boyne, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey Chambers, the Orchestra office at 231-487-0010 or  General Admission tickets are $25; rexerved seating is $50.  Dr. Ondras will lead a concert pre-talk prior to the concert at 6PM in Hall Auditorium.

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra produces live orchestral performances that provide entertainment, education and inspiration for Northern Michigan. Support for the orchestra is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Bay Harbor Foundation, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, and hundreds of individual patrons of the arts. For more information about the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, go to