Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Final Season Concert at TAMIU
On Sunday May 16th, at 4 p.m., the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)
will perform the last in its four concert series "Laredo Takes on
the World" at Texas A&M International University's Center for
the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.
The final concert in this 24th Season is entitled "Lite Classics"
and features very popular music of the 17th and 18th century. The program
will include music by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Jenkens, Rodrigo
and Mozart. The featured soloist is Dr. Gilberto Soto, chair, department
of fine and performing arts at TAMIU, who will perform the Concerto in
D by Antonio Vivaldi and the hugely popular slow movement from the "Concierto
de Arajuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo.
"This concert program has something for everyone," said LPO
music director Brendan Townsend. All of the music being performed will
be familiar to audiences from its use in TV shows, films and commercials.
Concert ticket prices are $20 for adults, $12 for seniors and free to
current students at TAMIU and Laredo Community College. Tickets can also
be purchased at the door.
In September 2002 the LCC and TAMIU administrations entered into an
agreement with the board of the LPO to provide a faculty member to serve
as music director, as well as providing housing for offices and performances.
This resulted in the hiring in August 2003 of Townsend as LPO music director
and faculty member at both LCC and TAMIU. Since the, he has built up the
orchestras at both campuses and has steered a new course for the LPO in
producing a very successful and appealing concert season.
For further information, contact Townsend at (956) 326-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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