Southeastern Chamber Orchestra to perform May 7


Friday, May 3, 2019 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra will offer its last concert of the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, May 7, at 7.30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. Titled “A Spanish Night at Southeastern,” the free concert features a wonderful selection of pieces for string orchestra by Spanish and Latin American composers, such as Piazzolla, Cervantes, Turina, Albeniz, and Villa-Lobos.
     Orchestra Director and Assistant Professor of Violin Victor Correa-Cruz will serve as conductor, and soprano and Lecturer of Voice Jennifer Mouledous is the guest artist in several works.
     “This has been a very intense season for the Southeastern Orchestra, which has offered a total of four concerts and has faced important challenges in its repertoire, presenting music from Baroque to 21st century,” said Correa-Cruz. “The orchestra keeps consolidating its season, as well as its audience, through the ensemble’s ambitious programming.”
     Following the all-Beethoven concert presented in March, which featured 80 singers and 45 orchestra members onstage, the group has transformed itself into a chamber orchestra for the last concert that includes the whole string section and piano. The smaller proportions allow great flexibility and are ideal for creating an intimate atmosphere between the players and the public, Correa-Cruz added.
     Correa-Cruz said the orchestra is already planning its 2019-20 season, which will feature inspiring symphonic works, international guest artists and winners of the Community Music School and Southeastern Concerto competitions.
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549- 2184.

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