Originating in Brooklyn, NYC, PROJECT Trio is set to light up the Long Center stage with their exuberant and incredibly unique performance. Comprised of bass, cello, and flute, this ensemble boasts an eclectic repertoire incorporating elements of jazz, hip-hop, classical, rock, and even beat-boxing flute. This opening night is not to be missed!
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Strauss—Die Fledermaus Overture
The Kentucky Opera Company and the LSO are back together for a stunning performance of Puccini’s La Boheme. As the inspiration for the Broadway hit RENT, La Boheme has remained a relevant and moving musical triumph for over a century. Experience this winning collaboration between two of the Midwest’s top musical ensembles.
Featuring guest conductor Jesus Medina of Mexico and a special guest artist, we bring you a celebration of Latin music. Renown for his precision, vitality, and nuance of expression, Maestro Medina takes the helm for a truly festive night at the symphony!
Marquez: Danzon #2
From the Broadway stage, Laurie Gayle Stephenson joins us for our annual celebration of the holiday season. Our sparkling lineup will be illuminated with outstanding vocals from Ms. Stephenson, who played the part of Christine Daae in the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera. Topped off with a visit from Santa, this concert will be a holiday treat for the whole family!
Have you ever held a French Horn? Talked to a trombonist? An evening of fun and games will allow families and children of all ages to learn more about the instruments while enjoying an exceptional night of music. Cheer on the musicians as they participate in the Orchestra Games, featuring such trials as the Low Note Limbo. Come by before the concert to participate in our Instrument Petting Zoo.
Greg Smith—Orchestra Games
Winners of the 2013 Keller Competition will take center stage in this concert showcasing exceptional young musical talent. Under the direction of both Maestro Palmer and Assistant Conductor Jose Valencia, the orchestra will also feature local student musicians performing side-by-side with our principal players.
Berlioz—Roman Carnival Overture
Saint Saens—Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah
Stravinsky—Firebird Suite (1919)
In partnership with Purdue’s Black Cultural Center, the LSO teams up with the Black Voices of Inspiration, directed by Dr. Twana Harris, to perform a groundbreaking new concert. Experience the energy and vivacity of gospel music in a night of culture and jubilation.
See the music come alive as visual artist Rena Brouwer paints live on stage to the LSO’s performance of two Debussy classics: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and La Mer. Watch her painting and process unfold on the big-screen as she is inspired by the music. This concert will also feature images of the Lafayette area by our photography competition winners, brought to life by the LSO’s engaging performance of Barry’s Snapshot.
Adams—Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Hanson—Sysmphony #2, “Romantic”