LPO 25th Silver Anniversary Season
The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra Board celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary
Season, "Silver Memories/Golden Dreams" this year with four
concerts. The next concert will be Sunday, November 7 at 4 p.m.
in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and
Performing Arts Recital Hall.
Tickets are $20 per adult and $12 for senior citizens. All TAMIU and
LCC students will be admitted free with student ID, as will local high
school and elementary students. Season tickets are available for $75 per
person. Tickets are available at LCC and TAMIU business offices, Elmo
Lopez Music Company, The Jardiniere, Foster's, Starbucks at the corner
of Del Mar and McPherson and Picarillos.
Sunday's performance is entitled "Silvery Shadows," and features
the comic work for actors and orchestra called "Phantom of the Orchestra."
With a seasonal theme of "Spooks, Phantoms, Dreams and More,"
the performance is a musical play, where the "Phantom," tiring
of hearing the orchestra rehearse and decides if he can make the orchestra
play badly, then the audience will cancel their subscriptions and he can
finally get some peace and quiet.
Musical works will include Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," the
"Meditation from Thais" and the Bach "Air on the G String."
The remaining performance schedule is as follows:
Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. - LCC.
"From the Stage and Silver Screen" featuring music made popular
both on the opera stage and through movies.
Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. at TAMIU.
This concert, entitled "Golden Ages" will bring forth beautiful
works from the "Golden Ages" of music from the baroque to modern.
This concert will feature the brilliant young pianist Adam Jackson from
Fort Worth, winner of the 2004 Young Texas Artists Competition.
On Friday, November 5 at the Laredo Country Club the
LPO will host a Gala fundraiser that will celebrate the 25th anniversary
of the group and recognize the efforts of 25 patrons of the arts whose
vision and leadership helped create and nurture the LPO. Chair of the
event is Ramon Zertuche. Tickets will be $75 per person and seating is
limited, so early ticket purchase is recommended, said Zertuche.
Ticket reservations for the Gala are available by calling 721.5812.
"We are looking forward to a memorable evening of fine food and
music as well as the honorary awards to the 25 patrons of the arts,"
In addition to the season, in early January 2005 the LPO plans to collaborate
with the Laredo Philharmonic Chorale and United High School Choir to perform
Beethoven's "9th Symphony" both as a celebration of the organization's
25th Silver Anniversary Season and the City of Laredo's 250th Anniversary.
For additional information, please contact Brendan Townsend, LPO director,
at 326.3039 or 721.5258.
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