Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Acadiana Center for the Arts are pleased to present The Listening Room Chamber Music Series, a new collaboration launching in fall, 2022. The Listening Room offers another way to experience world-class symphonic music, in a smaller, more intimate, salon-style setting. Concerts are held in the AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater, which is converted to take on the feel of a living room or parlor. In this setting, audiences will enjoy a rich repertoire of lesser-known, but highly-regarded classical music works, performed by small chamber ensembles and guest musicians from around the world. This type of musical experience has a longstanding history in classical music, but has traditionally had very little presence in Acadiana's local, cultural fabric. The Listening Room aims to enrich and diversify the regional cultural offerings, by adding another unique and distinctive option for people to experience the symphony.

ASO38: The Listening Room Concert Schedule

The Listening Room


GIANCARLO LUISI

Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 3PM | Acadiana Center for the Arts

ASO is pleased to premier its new chamber music series, with a presentation of the most famous chamber pieces, by the biggest stars of 19th Century European salons – Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert. Members of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will be joined by world renowned Italian piano virtuoso, Giancarlo Luisi, to bring you a masterful performance in an intimate setting. 

 

The Listening Room


VIRGINIA LUQUE

Sunday, January 15, 2023 | 3PM | Acadiana Center for the Arts

Take a one-of-a-kind musical journey with the sounds of guitar, guiding you from the pristine churches of Venice, Italy, to the colorful streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Spanish-born performer and composer, Virginia Luque will lead us through sensual compositions of the Baroque period, to the contemporary Flamenco musical traditions of southern Spain, with her superlative guitar performance. 


The Listening Room


GREGORY HARRINGTON

Date to be Announced | 3PM | Acadiana Center for the Arts

Experience a unique crossover of classical and popular music, from the likes of Bach, Chopin, U2, and Jimmy Hendrix – deftly performed by one of Ireland’s most recognized violinists, Gregory Harrington. Harrington will be accompanied by an ASO string quintet, to bring you a virtuoso interpretation of several classics, in a delightful combination of musical styles and forms.
 

The Listening Room


FERNANDO SAINT MARTIN

Date to be Announced | 3PM | Acadiana Center for the Arts

Join us for an amazingly rich and colorful musical and cultural encounter, from south of our border. Mexican piano virtuoso, Fernando Saint Martin will be joined by an ASO chamber ensemble, to curate exciting dance rhythms and musical impressions from famous Hispanic composers including, Miguel Bernal Jimenez, Samuel Zyman, and Arturo Márquez, to bring a refreshing new dimension to chamber music. 

 

*ALL DATES AND DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION*