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LSU School of Music hosts concert Jan. 31 at Union Theater

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – The LSU School of Music’s spring season launches with its Concert Spectacular 2014 that includes a range of music from classics such as Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyrie” by the LSU Symphony Orchestra to music by Strauss, Respighi, Rachmaninoff and American composer Eric Whitacre.

This unique concert, set for Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Student Union Theater brings to the stage performances by nearly every ensemble the school offers, from classical, jazz and contemporary to choirs to operatic sopranos, musical theatre and the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana.

This year, there will also be beat boxing flutes and dancers performing to live music by a double-bass ensemble.

Concert Spectacular is a full-theater experience that pushes performance into every corner of the Union Theater space, so performers pop up from the orchestra pit and the rhythm of marimbas fill the wings.

Proceeds from the concert, dinner and auction go to support the LSU School of Music scholarship fund drive and help the school continue to attract the best music students from across the state, country and abroad.

To purchase tickets, call the LSU Student Union Theater Box Office at 225-578-5128, or visit www.music.lsu.edu.