A lecture on marketing music, a new art collection and an orchestra performance highlight Fanfare's second week

Friday, September 30, 2016 Fanfare week two
by: Tonya Lowentritt

ARTWORK HIGHLIGHTS FANFARE’S SECOND WEEK – “New Artwork from the SLU Fine Art Collection” will be on display at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery beginning Oct. 13. The exhibit is part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival. Included in the exhibit are paintings by Aaron Collier.

     HAMMOND – A lecture on marketing music to the masses, a new art collection and a concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are just some of the events planned for  the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual October arts festival.
     On Monday, Oct. 12, the Department of History and Political Science’s “Then and Now Lecture Series” will present a lecture by Professor of Management Randy Settoon at 1 p.m. Titled “Marketing Music to the Masses and Managing the Musicians Who Make It,” the free lecture is scheduled in Pottle Auditorium. Settoon is a member of Impaired Faculties, a band made up of Southeastern faculty members.
     A new art collection goes on display at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery. “New Artwork from the SLU Fine Art Collection,” with paintings by Aaron Collier, sculpture by Samantha Burns, and video by designer Silas Munro, will be on display beginning Oct. 13 through Nov. 10. A free opening reception is scheduled for the exhibit in the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery on Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
     Scheduled Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre, is the first of two Beethoven and Blue Jeans concerts during Fanfare by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra called “Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.”
     “Van Cliburn Medalist Sean Chen (piano) and Aram Demirjian (conductor) lead the LPO in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, considered by many to be one of the greatest piano works of all time,” said Roy Blackwood, director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare. “The program begins with a series of light-hearted overtures, including Nicolai’s Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, Beethoven’s Overture to Corolian, and Korgold’s Overture to Much Ado About Nothing.”
     Tickets for the LPO concert range from $20 – $37 and are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.

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