Acadiana Symphony Orchestra welcomes Brad Burley as new Director of Fund Development

ASO is pleased to welcome Acadiana localite, UL alum, and Ragin Cajun enthusiast, Brad Burley to our team. As the new Director of Fund Development, Brad will lead the organization's fundraising objectives, dedicating his time to advancing development strategies that align with ASO's organizational strategic goals.

See which artists, bands are playing when during Festival International 2023

The schedule for Festival International, which runs from April 26-30, was released Fiday, giving a timetable to where the dozens of international and local artists will be playing during the free event. Lauren Daigle, who was born in Lake Charles and grew up in Lafayette, will headline the festival.
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9-10:15 a.m.: Amis du Teche (Louisiana)
10:45-11:45 a.m.: Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra ft. The Magnolia Sisters (Louisiana)
12:15-1:30 p.m.: Blue Monday Allstars (Louisiana)
2-3:15 p.m.: RAM (Haiti)
3:45-5:15 p.m.: Presents: A Celebration of Zydeco ft. Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and special guests (Louisiana)
5:45-7 p.m.: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba(Mali)
7:30-8:45 p.m.: JP Bimeni & the Black Belts (Burundi/UK/Louisiana)

Gregory Harrington Set To Play Sunday For

Gregory Harrington, an accomplished violinist from Ireland, joined News15 at Noon to share the details on his upcoming performance at the Acadiana Center For The Arts. Harrington performs Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are on sale now!

ASO to feature South Africa's leading saxophonist at Valentine's Day concert

According to Executive Director Dana Baker for Acadiana Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Acadiana Center for the Arts (ACA) will host the Symphony on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 7 pm to present Love, Sax & Tango - A Cultural Revolution. The Valentine's Day event will incorporate a relatively new concept in classical music that challenges orchestral norms: saxophone as the focal point of the concert. Karèn Devroop, South Africa's leading saxophonist, will join the Symphony to perform a romantic collection of tango and other love songs composed by visionaries like Astor Piazzolla and George Gershwin, as well as the guest artist himself. Tickets are on sale now.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the AcA Present the next Performance in the Listening Room Series - Virginia Luque

Virginia Luque plays classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, combining extraordinary technical virtuosity, with beautiful tone and musicianship. She recently recorded Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Symphony Orchestra, at Abbey Road Studios.

Interview with Dragos Filip about the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert and ASYO

ASYO Music Director & Conductor, Dragos Filip discusses the youth orchestra and their performance with the Symphony for the annual Christmas concert, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Acadiana Symphony's 30th Annual Christmas Concert

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is going to catapult you into the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas Concert.

Every year, the Acadiana Symphony brings generations together with the sounds of the season at its annual Christmas Concert, this year scheduled for December 13th. The theme - "Do You Hear What I Hear" - pairs the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra with guest artist Christopher "Burris" Hochkeppel.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

(KLFY - Passe Partout) December 5, 2022

ASO Marketing & Communication Manager Alicia Zeringue, and Education Director, Michael Zeek discuss the organization's upcoming Christmas concert.

Interview: Mimi Speaks With Dana Baker, Executive Director of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Mimi and ASO Executive Director, Dana Baker talk about their initial connection years ago, how the ASO started, and events that are coming up!

From The 705: Dana Baker, Executive Director of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, is no stranger to Live Events, Concerts and Nonprofits. Chief Memory Maker of her own event planning company, Baker Girl Social Club she boasts an extensive background with Lafayette's own Festival International and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana - Lafayette.

Interview with Alicia Zeringue - Do You Hear What I Hear? A Christmas Concert

ASO Marketing & Communications Manager, Alicia Zeringue discusses the organization's 2022 Christmas concert at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Interview with Acadiana Symphony Orchestra: Turning Points & Symphony in the Sky

ASO Marketing & Communications Manager, Alicia Zeringue sits down with KRVS General Manager, Cheryl Devall, to talk about ASO's 38th season, Turning Points, and Symphony in the Sky.

Symphony in the Sky

Symphony in the Sky

(KTDY) October 6, 2022

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's Symphony in the Sky is back for its fifth year on Tuesday, October 18, with Symphony Night Fever - an evening of disco's greatest hits, performed by the Symphony and local guest vocalists, on top of the Vermilion Street parking garage, in downtown Lafayette, at 5:30pm.

'Star Wars: A New Hope' in Concert with Acadiana Symphony

What do you get when you cross a "Star Wars" fan and a music fan? The perfect patron for this awesome concert being planned by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now for "Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert", the first Masterworks performance of the season from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. The concert is set for Thursday, September 22 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

The Listening Room Chamber Music Series

The Listening Room Chamber Music Series

(Country Roads Magazine) August 17, 2022

In a new collaboration launching this fall, the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra present The Listening Room Chamber Music Series-offering experiences of high quality symphonic music in intimate settings. For these concerts, the ACA's Devin Moncus Theater is converted into a parlor environment, setting the stage (literally) for exciting performances of classic musical works performed by traveling ensembles and musicians from around the world.

Interview: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's 38th Season - Turning Points

This season, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer 7 Masterworks concerts, as well as 4 NEW chamber music concerts, as part of ASO & AcA's NEW series, The Listening Room.

Acadiana Symphony Launches 'The Listening Room', Partners With ACA

What's a "listening room"? I'm glad you asked because this one is easy to explain. A listening room can be one of two things. First, it can be a dedicated space in your home or office optimally designed for listening to music. The quality of the room can vary, from a simple small room with a simple audio source to acoustically-designed rooms with multiple speakers, sound-deadening features, and a top-of-the-line audio source. The other kind of listening room is the kind of which we speak in this article. It is a music venue where patrons understand that the music comes first. No cell phones, no talking, no moving around during the performance: the music is not only the main event, but it's also the ONLY event.

AcA Joins ASO to Offer the Listening Rooms Series

ASO and AcA are pleased to premier their new chamber music series, with a presentation of the most famous chamber pieces, written by the biggest stars of the 19th Century European salons - Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra announces 38th season series, opening with Star Wars

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has announced its 38th season premiere and if you are a Star Wars fan, this is something you won't want to miss. ASO's 38th season, Turning Points, will premiere with a complete screening of the 1977 blockbuster film, Star Wars: A New Hope.