Southeastern Community Music School to present concert


Thursday, October 28, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Community Music School at Southeastern Louisiana University will present a concert titled Shining Stars on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium. The concert will feature the eight winners of the CMS Concerto Competition as soloists and the CMS Strings Orchestra accompanied by the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Orchestra Director and Assistant Professor of Violin Victor Correa-Cruz.
     Director of the Community Music School Jivka Duke said the winners for the same concerto competition who placed first through fourth will be honored as soloists with the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. They will perform violin concertos by Mozart, Bach, Beriot and Vivaldi.
     “This is a wonderful opportunity for our young and talented students to be soloists of an orchestra at such a young age; our soloists’ ages are 9 through 15. The program on Nov. 6 will include concertos for two violins and four violins by Bach and Vivaldi, as well as a few violin solo and piano solo pieces,” Duke said. “We will also have our CMS Strings Orchestra join Southeastern’s college orchestra in three orchestral selections.”
     “We are very thrilled to have so many students who show such ambition and dedication to their music studies and to the art of music performance,” Duke continued. “Their success speaks volumes to the high expertise our instructors bring to the table and the hard work they put in week after week. Many thanks to Dr. Cruz and the Southeastern’s college orchestra for their support and their role in making this event a true celebration of talent and creativity.”
     For more information about the Community Music School program, visit or call (985) 549-5502.

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