Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band: “Best of All Possible Worlds”

Jordan FranciscoSymphonic Band

Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band: Best of All Possible Worlds

The eternally optimistic Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band closes its first full post-vaccination season with a journey through the best we can find in our chaotic every day. We’ll zoom between worlds with Kevin Day’s Rocketship. We’ll find peace in Omar Thomas’ Shenandoah and tranquility in Percy Grainger’s Country Gardens. We’ll make stops in other worlds crafted by Berk, Strauss, and Cuong, and conclude by planting seeds for future hope with Bernstein’s Candide Suite. Join us as we seek out everyday silver linings!

Location: Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
Date & Time: April 9th, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$10 at the door, but skip the line by buying online

About this Season

Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents its 25th anniversary season “Silver Linings.” Founded in 1997, the musicians of Lakeside Pride built a chosen family at a time when acceptance and rights for LGBTQ people looked very different than they do today. Through rough times and good, we’ve found joy in unexpected silver linings.

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 four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersNo
Smoke machinesNo

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Paper and digital copies are accepted.
  • All Lakeside Pride performers are required to prove vaccination status to participate in our ensembles.
  • Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required when not eating or drinking
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other communicable illness, please stay home.