35TH SEASON SCHEDULE
Program | You think you know, you have no idea!
It’s ASO’s 35th Anniversary and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the music you love! We’ll sample all genres so there’s something for everyone! Your favorites from Broadway, movies, pop and opera starting with Dvorak’s fiery “Carnival Overture” to Verdi’s “Aida.”! This performance will embrace the most spectacular moments of our 35 year journey as we set the stage for this celebration season. There is no better way to celebrate than to celebrate with music and friends!
Featuring | ASO with Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), BRSO Chorus, Chorale Acadienne, Nicholls State Concert Choir & more.
Take it to the top with ASO. The perfect evening starts with sunset cocktails, mouth watering food, and ends with your favorite pop tunes performed live by our own orchestra musicians and special guests.
Program | Not just a bunch of hocus pocus! Master Magician and Illusionist, Michael Grandinetti, performs amazing acts set to enchanted movie scores. As you are captivated by flying tables and shrinking girls you’ll hear favorite selections from Harry Potter, Mussorgsky’s “Night on a Bald Mountain,” Saint-Saens’ “Dance Macabre” and more.
Featuring | ASO with Master Magician and illusionist, Michael Grandinetti, performs amazing acts set to enchanted movie scores.
Program | “Beast’s of the Southern Wild” will take you through the bayous of South Louisiana and show you a world of wonder as you listen to the original soundtrack performed live by ASO’s 30-member orchestra and GRAMMY Award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers.
Featuring | ASO with GRAMMY Award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers.
See the most beautiful homes across Acadiana decked to the nines for the holidays. Savor the sights and sounds of the Christmas season as you make your way from home to home. Featuring music at each home by our own Youth Orchestra members.
Program | A Christmas celebration for the whole family! Keep the tradition alive or start a new one with us! Feat. your favorite selections of the season. ASO will take the magic of Christmas to another level with beautiful instrumental and vocal selections including F. Handel and I. Berlin. Plus, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys give Christmas an Acadiana twist and when ASYO and the youth chorus join the stage. This celebration is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Featuring | ASO with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys along with ASYO & Chorale des Amis.
Program | Be our Valentine! Cuban Pianist Leonel Morales and ASO Chamber Orchestra in the intimate setting of the ACA perform Chopin’s romantic Piano Concerto to sultry Spanish and Cuban rhythms. This celebration of love will be hot, hot, hot!
Featuring | Cuban Pianist Leonel Morales and ASO Chamber Orchestra
Program | An artistic event that captures the spirit of Acadiana through the eyes of locals paired with Copland “Fanfare,” Thomson “Acadian Songs and Dances,” Dvorak “New World Symphony,” & Liszt “Preludes”. This event will feature a collage of photos of Acadian people, life and nature assembled by the Westwater Arts Photography and provided by the community to create a truly unique local story.
Featuring | Performance by ASO with Westwater Arts Photography featuring your own photos of Acadiana.
Program | Feel like royalty as you listen to music that transcends time and connects with all of us in this famous Coronation Mass with Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40” and “Coronation Mass”. The genius of Mozart and his most splendid compositions will go hand in hand with the Louisiana Mardi Gras tradition!
Featuring | UL Lafayette Choral Ensemble & Soloists
You'd be MAD to miss the wildest event of the spring! Get swept away in a sea of hats and find your stride with sassy fashions. Then, snap up some hot items from the silent and live auctions.
Enjoy our additional presentation concerts, as well. Contact us today to find out more about our symphony concerts and additional presentations.