LSU Symphony Orchestra Debuts Beethoven Festival Sept. 12

09/10/2012 03:06 PM

BATON ROUGE – With the start of the 2012 season, the LSU Symphony Orchestra launches a sweeping Beethoven Festival, a series of concerts presenting all nine Beethoven symphonies.


The LSU Symphony’s inaugural Beethoven Festival concert is set for Wednesday, Sept.12, at 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Union Theater.


The performance schedule begins Wednesday, Sept. 12, with the ever-popular “Symphony No. 5,” which includes “Destiny Calls”; to the exciting “Symphony No. 7,” with its wild and exciting rhythmic feel; and, finally, the majestic “Symphony No.9,” a choral symphony to be performed with an LSU choir, soloists and orchestra together.


The Sept. 12 concert will also feature a performance of Paul Hayden’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” by saxophonist Griffin Campbell, the LSU School of Music’s Julian R. and Sidney Nicolle Carruth Professor of Saxophone. Carlos Riazuelo, conductor of the LSU Symphony Orchestra, will direct the concerts.


The Beethoven Festival, part of LSU Music’s Union Theatre series, will be equally attractive to the members of the orchestra and for the public attending the concerts, since the composer’s symphonies offer one of the most perfect views of symphony performers and the most important and enjoyable musical form.


Each concert in the Beethoven Festival includes a presentation about the symphonies to be performed by Jeffrey Perry, professor of music theory at LSU.


General admission tickets are $20, LSU faculty, staff and senior tickets are $17 and $12 tickets are available for students with a student ID. To purchase tickets, call 578-5128 or visit

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012