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News and notes from the world of classical music.

LSO concert debuts new work by local composer

Lansing Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt.
Courtesy Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Lansing Symphony Orchestra
Lansing Symphony Orchestra Conductor Timothy Muffitt.

The Lansing Symphony performs music by Mozart, Elgar and local composer Marjan Helms at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wharton Center. Before the concert, WKAR classical music host Jody Knol will talk with Helms, who’s work “7 Ascents for Flute and Orchestra” will be performed. That PreView conversation is at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the Jackson National Lounge.Helms and LSO Music Director Timothy Muffitt stopped by the studio to preview the concert with Current State's Peter Whorf, including a look at the Turkish sounds of the Mozart overture in the program.

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