Symphony POPS! Returns to LSU Rural Life Museum May 10

04/14/2014 01:28 PM

BATON ROUGE – Two well loved, longtime Baton Rouge institutions are joining together again for a magical outdoors concert.


The LSU Rural Life Museum and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra are proud to present the second annual “Symphony POPS!” at the Rural Life Museum concert event, led by associate conductor David Torns. The concert will take place Saturday, May 10, at the Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Ln., Baton Rouge. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Associate Conductor David Torns will lead the orchestra in an evening of favorites from the American Songbook. The symphony will also be accompanied by another Baton Rouge star, Broadway singer Ana Andricain. After performing in such Broadway musicals as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” Fantine in “Les Miserables,” the title role in “Evita” and many other roles, Andricain returned home to Baton Rouge with her husband. She continues to perform and recently launched a line of handcrafted jewelry called Jewel of Havana.


Food and drink are available for purchase through preferred caterers before the event or from the Friends of the Rural Life Museum the day of the event.


Lawn seats range from $10-$20 each, with large group discounts and table seating available through sponsorship. Tickets can be purchased online at


For more information on the event, call the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at (225) 383-0500 or visit


Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony is the oldest arts organization in the region and the oldest professional orchestra in the state. Its programs include a Symphony League, a Symphony Chorus and the Louisiana Youth Orchestras. The mission of the Baton Rouge Symphony is to develop and maintain a financially sound, first-class symphony orchestra with a regional and national profile, which will provide education and cultural enrichment for the people of the greater Baton Rouge region and neighboring communities. For more information, visit


In 1964, the Burden family members, Ione, Pike and Steele, made the decision to donate to Louisiana State University their family farm. This remarkable act of generosity resulted in the formation of the Burden Center and the LSU Rural Life Museum, 450 acres of prime real estate in the center of Baton Rouge. Now part of Burden Museum and Gardens, the LSU Rural Life Museum’s mission is to provide and sustain a publicly accessible center for the collection, preservation and interpretation of the material culture, cultural landscapes and vernacular architecture of rural Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River Valley. More information can be found at





Contact Elizabeth McInnis
LSU Rural Life Museum
225-765-2437 ext. 203


Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014