LSU School of Music to Host Annual Concert Spectacular Feb. 10 in Union Theater
BATON ROUGE – The sounds of music will once again flow from the LSU Union Theater, as the LSU School of Music presents its Concert Spectacular, a unique evening of performances by every ensemble group that the school offers from classical to jazz, chamber groups to vocal performances.
The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Union Theater, located next to the LSU Student Union, with pre-concert fanfare beginning at 7:15 p.m. in the Union Theater lobby.
During the Concert Spectacular, the audience will be treated to exciting and entertaining performances featuring both students and faculty including Willis Delony, interim director of the LSU School of Music, and selections by LSU’s Symphony Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Schola Cantorum, Music Theatre Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Hamiruge Percussion Ensemble, Louisiana Laptop Orchestra and the LSU Trombone Choir, plus solo and chamber music numbers.
This unique show is presented in a “no pause, no applause” format, using every inch of performance space in the Union Theatre. As each performing unit finishes, another begins in a different location. Nearly every genre of music taught at LSU will be represented at the concert: classical and jazz, tuba bands and harp solos, rousing musical theatre numbers and string and piano duets.
This year marks the return of Concert Spectacular to the LSU Union Theater, after being held at various alternative locations since 2008. The premier performance venue at LSU underwent a major renovation and reopened in the fall of 2010. However, last year’s Concert Spectacular was cancelled when the LSU campus and much of the Baton Rouge community shut down due to freezing temperatures and inclement weather.
Among the LSU School of Music faculty who will perform are Lorraine Sims, Kimberly Houser, Dennis Jesse, Robert Grayson, Lin He, Jan Grimes, Katherine Kemler and Dennis Parker. The program also includes works by Dinos Constantinides, an LSU Boyd professor of composition.
General admission tickets for the event are $28 each. Faculty, staff and senior tickets are $19 each, while student tickets are $15 each.
Proceeds from the concert will support the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts’ scholarship fund drive, which aims to replace music scholarships being lost to recent budget cuts.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the LSU Student Union Theater Box Office at 225-578-5128, or visit www.cmda.lsu.edu.