5 Reasons You Need to Visit The Baton Rouge Symphony #BRSO
We were recently given the opportunity to visit the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra for their Home For The Holidays performance. I can sum up our evening in three words: “Oh…my…goodness!” The entire experience was perfect. We have never been to Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra nor have we been to the River Center during the holidays. This experience was nothing short of magical. From Santa Clause sitting at the entrance of the theater to the beautiful musical performance of the orchestra and chorus, the evening was perfect. After we left the performance, we took a stroll around River Center, which had Christmas lights and live music that could be heard all over the center. This trip would definitely even put the Grinch in the Christmas spirit!
There are so many reasons to visit the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, but I summed it up to my favorite reasons below:
1. The music is beautiful – With over 60 instruments, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra has some of the most beautiful music you will ever year.
2. Live singing – Many people do not know this, but the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra also has a 60+ member chorus that performs many of the songs with them.
3. The history of it all – The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is the oldest professional orchestra in the state of Louisiana.
4. They invest in the future – The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra reaches 7,000 youth each year through their outreach and education programs.
5. There is something for everyone – The Home For The Holidays show that we attended is just one of the many performances that the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra has each year. My kids already have their eye on Pixar in concert coming up in on April 23, 2016! You can find out more about Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and purchase tickets on their website.
About Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra:
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 Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra also reaches over 7,000 young people per year while conducting numerous education and outreach programs. In 1999, during the Baton Rouge Symphony’s 50th anniversary season, Dr. Timothy Muffitt was selected as Music Director and still currently holds the position. In 2007, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra announced the appointment of David Torns, Music Director of the Louisiana Youth Orchestras, to the position of Assistant Conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Dr. David Shaler was appointed as Chorus Master of the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s season consists of a nine-concert Masterworks series as well as a three-concert Chamber Series. The Chamber Series is sponsored by Carole and Charles Lamar. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation “Great Performers in Concert” series has brought world-class talent to Louisiana’s capital city for the past ten years. These one-night only concerts in collaboration with the orchestra have featured artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Chris Botti, Itzhak Perlman, and most recently, Natalie Cole.
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. ~ BRSO.org
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