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It’s time for April showers, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. The Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band’s “Refraction” explores the rainbow through the elements that make it shine, water and light, with a concert full of selections about the sky and sea. This celebration of spring and pride also features dances in celebration of life and renewal. Come in from the rain and join us for some beautiful music!

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Percussion typical of symphonic music will be used. There will not be pyrotechnics, strobe lights, or smoke effects.

Wheelchairs have a flat path from the sidewalk to the theater where there is wheelchair accessible seating.

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first floors. An all-gender restroom is located on the second floor. Restroom signs are marked with braille.

Programming is presented in English. Sign language interpretation can be arranged with one week’s advance request. We will attempt to accommodate but cannot guarantee sign language interpretation requests less than one week before the performance.

Other accessibility questions can be directed to We will make every effort to accommodate needs and incorporate requests in future events.

About Lakeside Pride

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to three major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.

About the Season

For our 23rd season, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is celebrating the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community with the theme “Rainbow Connection.” This year, our ensembles will present six concerts to highlight what makes us unique as well as what brings us together in the rainbow that is our family. Join us as we show our true colors, celebrating everything and everyone who makes this community great — including the lovers, the dreamers and you.

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Jan 26 2022


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm