“Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Michèle Lekas is cautiously excited about her April return to once again enjoy performing in-person before an audience,” writes Philip Potempa in Wednesday’s (3/31) Post-Tribune (Indiana). “Lekas is joined by her husband, Mark Likas, who plays cello, as half of the headlining string quartet for Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra’s Bringing Back the Music … April 9 concert. It is the first of three spring concerts, all hosted in the auditorium at Living Hope Church … in Merrillville. Each of the trio of concerts, scheduled for April 9, May 14, and June 18, are 70 minutes without an intermission and allow for 75 socially distanced ticketed audience members in attendance, as well as the option of virtual streamed online viewing tickets…. ‘We are not only excited to have Michèle and Mark returning to perform, but also very happy to have our own return to live concert programming,’ said Tammie Miller, marketing coordinator for the NWI Symphony.… ‘At this concert, we won’t have our Maestro Kirk Muspratt back on stage; he’ll make his big return at the June chamber orchestra concert, which we’re calling “The Return of Kirk,” ’ says Miller.”