An open meeting for all those interested in the progress and future of the Symphony of the Lakes will be held at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts,  2515 E. Center St., Warsaw, at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

Sponsored by the symphony’s Encore Society, the 75-minute program is designed to inform and inspire anyone interested in classical music, specifically the future of the Symphony of the Lakes, which is now operating under the nonprofit umbrella of the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.

Light refreshments will be served, and the program will include several short musical performances by symphony players, and an illustrated explanation of the symphony’s current status and future plans from the orchestra’s musical director, Maestro Tom Stirling. Those in attendance will be given opportunity for input as to programming and future development of the arts here in the northern lakes community.

Performers for the Nov. 12 event will include Benita Barber, concertmaster, playing “Sonata in A Major,” final movement, by Cesar Franck; principal flautist Dawn Engler playing “Duo for Flute and Piano,” first movement, by Aaron Copland; and Rod Sroufe, double bass, performing “The Elephant” from Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens. Stirling will accompany.

In addition to refreshments and discussion, the meeting will include drawings for several prizes, including season tickets to Wagon Wheel-sponsored events. All are welcome.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by phone at 574-267-8041 or by e-mail to the symphony’s current chairman, Terry White, at