Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in concert

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in “Beethoven Meets the Wild West.”
     Scheduled Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., the concert will take place in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     “Beethoven and the wild west collide as LPO concludes its series of 2017-18 performances at Columbia,” said Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood. “It’s not often that audiences have the opportunity to hear three orchestral favorites of this scope in their entirety, and certainly not all in the same program. Under the baton of guest conductor Dr. Timothy Muffitt, conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony, patrons will be thrilled with these thematically linked masterpieces.”
     Blackwood said the program includes Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Copland’s “Corral Nocturne” and “Hoe Down” from Rodeo, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral.”
     General admission tickets for “Beethoven Meets the Wild West” are $37 or $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     A special student ticket price of $10 is available for all students of any school, on the day of the show, while supplies last. Students must present their school IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price. For more information on the ticket policy, visit
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4371.

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