First Offering of New LPO Season Sept. 28 at TAMIU

Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra’s
29th ‘Hero’ Season Bows Sept. 28

A new hero is taking a bow Sept. 28.

The award-winning Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra will soon begin its 29th season, the 2008/2009 concert series “Heroes,” at the end of this month.

The Orchestra will perform music from many of the most popular orchestral works of all time, showcasing unique solo works, while incorporating dance elements within the performances.

The debut will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 with “Ordinary Heroes Who Answered the Call” at the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall.

Highlights include Overture “Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner, “Lux Perpetua” by Samuel Adler, “Reading the Naes” by Jessica Locke and Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma Variations) by Sir Edward Elgar. Featured soloist Dr. David Eaton will perform on the Sharkey Corrigan Organ.
Season passes are $100 for adults and $85 for seniors (62+). Individual concert tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for seniors (62+) and students with school ID get in free. This year’s program consists of five subscription concerts and two special event concerts.

The second performance in the season is “Heroes of Stage and Screen” at Laredo Community College’s Martinez Fine Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.

For season ticket information, please contact Townsend at 326.3039 or e-mail btownsend@tamiu.edu.

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