Family Fun at LPO's 'Silvery Shadows' Performance at TAMIU, Nov. 7
Celebrate an afternoon of family fun, learn how the Laredo Philharmonic
Orchestra works and enjoy music set to conjure images of grisly specters
at "Silvery Shadows," Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m. in Texas
A&M International University's Center for the Fine and Performing
Arts Recital Hall.
Brendan Townsend, LPO music director and conductor, said "Silvery
Shadows" takes on the seasonal theme of "Spooks, Phantoms, Dreams
"The first part of the concert features a comic piece for the orchestra
and a group of local actors called "Phantom of the Orchestra."
In the musical play, the Phantom grows tired of hearing the orchestra's
rehearsals and decides to sabotage the orchestra to try to make them play
badly. Then the audience will cancel their subscriptions and he will finally
get some peace and quiet.
"It's an educational family program, but the play provides the
audience with a fun lesson on the different instruments used in an orchestra
and how an orchestra works," Townsend explained.
The eclectic mix of music includes: Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake,"
"Mediation from Thais" and Bach's "Air on a G String."
The musical play "Phantom of the Orchestra" was written by Justin
Locke and features a group of local actors whose comedic personalities
are sure to delight all ages.
The second half of the concert features spooky music including "Dance
of the Blessed Spirits" by Gluck, the ever-popular "Danse Macabre"
of Saint-Saens, and "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky which
tells the tale of spirits rising to dance on the evening of St. John's
Tickets are $20 per adult and $12 for senior citizens. All TAMIU and
LCC students receive free admission with student ID. All local high school
and elementary school students will also receive free admission.
Tickets are available at LCC and TAMIU business offices, Elmo Lopez
Music Company, The Jardiniere, Foster's, Piccirillos and Starbucks at
the corner of Del Mar and McPherson.
The remaining LPO season is as follows:
Sunday, February 27 at 4 p.m. - LCC
"From the Stage and Silver Screen," featuring music made popular
on the opera stage and through movies.
Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. - TAMIU
"Golden Ages" brings forth beautiful works from the "Golden
Ages" of music from baroque to modern. The concert will feature the
brilliant young pianist Adam Jackson from Fort Worth, winner of the 2004
Young Texas Artists Competition.
In addition to the season, the LPO plans to collaborate with the Laredo
Philharmonic Chorale and United High School Choir to perform Beethoven's
"9th Symphony" in January 2005 to celebrate the organization's
25th Silver Anniversary Season and the City of Laredo's 250th Anniversary.
For additional information, please contact Townsend at 326.3039. University
office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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