LPO Presents "Pictures at an Exhibition" at Columbia Theatre February 26
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PRIETO TO CONDUCT LPO - LPO Music Director Carlos Prieto will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on Feb. 26 at Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The 7:30 p.m. concert will also feature Joseph Meyer playing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which is based on drawings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann.
HAMMOND – The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present their “Pictures at an Exhibition” concert at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 26.
Under the baton of LPO Music Director Carlos Prieto, the LPO concert centers on a theme of art inspiring music.
The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the university’s downtown Hammond theater.
Prieto will lead the LPO in pieces such as German composer Paul Hindemith’s most famous orchestral work, the complex Mathis der Maler Symphony, considered “one of the greatest works of western music.” He has conducted Mexico’s most prestigious orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico (National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico), and continues to serve as music director of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
The LPO will also feature Joseph Meyer playing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which is based on drawings and watercolors by Viktor Hartmann.
As an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader, Meyer has garnered critical acclaim throughout the country. He has been described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “a standout player, both technically brilliant and musically innovative.” The Times Picayune called him a “brilliant new concertmaster” and a “superb violinist,” while the Boston Globe described his chamber music performance of the Carter First String Quartet as “an extraordinary event.”
Tickets for the concert are $37, Orchestra; Loge, $41; and Balcony, $33. Tickets are available online at columbiatheatre.org and at the box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance times.
For additional information about the LPO “Pictures at an Exhibition” concert and other Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts events, contact the theater at 985-543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.