Acadiana Symphony: Season Finale Celebrates Mom

The only good thing about something coming to an end is when it ends with a bang! That's exactly what the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has planned for its 37th Season: "Live with the Symphony: The Soundtrack of Our Lives". The season ends on May 8th with a special Mother's Day performance.

It's A Mad, Mad Hatters World

It's A Mad, Mad Hatters World

(The Acadiana Advocate) April 13, 2022

Spring was in the air and hats were everywhere as the Acadiana Symphony's premier fundraiser made its debut back on the scene after a two-year hiatus thanks to COVID. The festive brunch and fashion show, presented by the Eddy Knight Family Foundation, was Monday, April 4 at Le Pavillon in Lafayette. This was the 30th annual event hosted by the Acadiana Symphony Women's League, a sub-committee of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. In true Mad Hatters tradition, the style show included local clothing boutiques showcasing the latest and greatest spring fashions.

Tradition Revived for Mad Hatter's to Benefit Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

It's an amazingly fun tradition and it continues this Monday, April 4 after a two-year hiatus because of COVID. Thirty years of Mad Hatter's Brunch and Style show is all about supporting the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra which is hosted by the Acadiana Symphony Women's League to get children involved in the symphony. The event includes an amazing style show along with a wonderful lunch and the most amazing hats you have ever seen. But most importantly this event supports all of the youth programs of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Summer Camp Early Registration is Open

Summer is quickly approaching, and the question "What are we going to do with the kids this summer?" has an easy answer. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's Summer Camps! Early bird registration for Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's 2022 Summer Camps is open now, and until April 1st, you'll be able to save up to $200

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra raised more than $12,000 in a week to support Ukrainian families

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette raised more than $12,000 in less than a week to support Ukrainian people who live in regions targeted by the Russian invasion. According to Executive Director Dana Baker, the ASO has received donations from 92 people from nine cities in Louisiana, including Lafayette, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, Arnaudville, Crowley, Kaplan, Baton Rouge, and Hammond, for a total of $12,654.48 as of Friday morning.

Lafayette Ukrainian immigrant worries about family back home

Marta Turianska is part of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Her family is part of the Ukrainian revolt against Russia. She says she speaks to her family in Ukraine daily as they describe the horrors of their everyday life. "It's crazy. For me, it's just evil," Turianska told News 10. For 12 days now, Turianska's family has been fighting for their home. On the phone with them, she hears the bombs, the sirens, and the military tanks and planes all around them.

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music is reaching out to the community to help Ukrainian musicians who make up the symphony's family. On Friday, ASO asked for help and support to raise funds for three Ukrainian musicians who have worked with the orchestra for several years. They say these musicians, for nearly twenty years combined, have lived, worked, spent their money, and contributed to the Acadiana community.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra raising money for Ukrainian families in need; here's how you can help

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra on Friday launched an online fundraising initiative to support three of its musicians who are originally from Ukraine and whose families live in the regions targeted by the Russian invasion. A post on the symphony's website reads: "Although our musicians are proud of their families for their strength and their courageous choice to defend their home, they are terrified for their safety."

Ukrainians in Lafayette struggle with anxiety about home: 'I heard the sirens in the background'

Marta Turianska, a Ukrainian violinist at the Acadiana Symphony in Lafayette, was not checking the news when a friend from church texted, she was praying for her country. Turianska's life changed in minutes. When she turned on the news, she saw reports of the first explosions in Kyiv as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Something Different for Valentine's Day

If you are looking for something different to do for Valentine's Day, consider an evening of great music! The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is presenting two intimate, back-to-back concerts on Valentine's Day with guest artist Scott Mulvahill. The performances Track 5 of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's 37th Season, Live with the Symphony: The Soundtrack of Your Life.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performs live again for holiday concert

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's Christmas concert, a beloved holiday tradition in Acadiana, dazzled symphony fans at one of the most anticipated concerts this year. The ASO performed live with an audience at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, for the first time since March 2020. ASO's Christmas concert, Track 4: A Sleigh Ride Together, featured special guests Zachary Richard and the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Have you ever wanted to get a close-up and personal view of the inside of some of the nicest homes in Acadiana? Well, here's your chance - all while helping a great cause. Deck the Halls: A Christmas Home Tour is happening on Dec. 5. It's a holiday-themed fundraiser that supports the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra's programs. The self-guided tour allows you to view the inside of four stunning homes in the famed Le Triomphe subdivision in Broussard.

Track 3: A Walk to Remember by Acadiana Symphony Orchestra November 19

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is holding its 3rd concert of the 37th season Friday, November 19, 2021. The title of this season is LIVE With the Symphony: The Soundtrack of Your Life, Volume 37.
The 3rd concert is titled "Track 3: A Walk to Remember", and it begins at 7 pm at St.
Pius X Catholic Church on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra hires Jillian Bradley as new Director of Fund Development

ASO is pleased to welcome Jillian Bradley to its team. As the new Director of Fund Development, Jillian will lead the organization's fundraising objectives, dedicating her time to advancing development strategies that align with ASO's organizational strategic goals.

Acadiana Symphony Highlights Aretha, UL's Pride of Acadiana provides finale

When you attend a symphony performance, one would be very surprised to have a marching band show up. That is the exact response the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra was hoping for. Earlier this week, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra held its "Symphony in the Sky", an annual performance held on top of the Downtown Lafayette parking garage. Alfresco. In the open air. Outside. Not indoors. (You get the picture.)

Symphony in the Sky returns to Downtown Lafayette

Symphony in the Sky has returned to Lafayette for the fourth year after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra hosted the annual performance at the top of the Vermilion Street parking garage Tuesday night. The performance offered a unique performance of popular music, while attendees enjoyed good food and a great view of the city's downtown area at the same time. It also serves as a major fundraiser for the symphony.

Symphony in the Sky is coming back to Downtown Lafayette

Symphony in the Sky is back! After putting off the event due to the pandemic, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is bringing back one of Acadiana's favorite live performances to Downtown Lafayette. So, whether you're a 'son of a preacher man', feeling 'like a natural woman', or somewhere in between - you're gonna LOVE this year's Symphony in the Sky, honoring Aretha Franklin. The night will include sunset cocktails, pre party music provided by DJ Digital, and tacos from Tula Taco. Proceeds benefit ASO's music education programs.


After several months of postponed or canceled events, it's great to have live music back. Especially when the event is held in a VERY COOL venue! Symphony in the Sky is back LIVE from the rooftop of the Vermilion Street parking garage, Downtown Lafayette, Tuesday, Oct. 26. It's an evening of music, city views and food to support the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's music education programs.


The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra is holding its 2nd concert of the 37th season Friday, October 8, 2021. The title of this season is LIVE With the Symphony: The Soundtrack of Your Life, Volume 37. (It's ASO's 37th season.) The 2nd concert is titled "Track 2: Untitled", and it begins at 7 pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra hires new staffer to lead its marketing and communications initiatives

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra announced the hiring of a new staff member in September, to lead the organization in achieving its marketing and communications objectives. ASO is pleased to welcome Alicia Zeringue, who will dedicate her time to promoting the symphony's performances, educational programs and special events, as well as work to enhance ASO's community presence, and bolster its longstanding reputation of inspiring culture and driving economic development through music.


The boys (and girls) are back in town! The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will be performing its first show of the 2021 season tomorrow night, its first concert in front of a live audience in 18 months.