33rd Concert Season: Technology
Welcome to the 33rd concert season of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra (ASO)! We are excited to inform you that Season Tickets for our 2017/2018 Technology Season are NOW available.
Here is what our Maestro, Mariusz Smolij, says about our upcoming season of performances:
‘Along with the experience of great symphonic music and the best of orchestral repertoire, we will continue to explore the connections between the musical arts and the world of technology. In the second year of our STEAM artistic concept, several presentations will show how technology can influence musical creation, while some will solely focus on the timeless musical masterworks.
Since the invention of the earliest instruments and forms of computation, technology has been evolving at an ever-increasing speed. This evolution has greatly influenced the way we produce music and how we relate to it. ASO will collaborate with local and international artists to provide you with enlightening and entertaining musical experiences that will include repertoire ranging from the Renaissance period to the current decade. Inspired by the genius of Mozart, Mendelssohn or Shakespeare as well as the newest concepts of virtual reality, this is the season not to be missed!’
Our 2017/2018 Technology Season will consist of seven exhilarating shows:
FROM LA SCALA TO BROADWAY ~ Masterworks ConcertTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 // HEYMANN // 7:00pmLocal soloist, Choruses from Nicholls State University and Baton Rouge Symphony /// Beloved selections from most famous operas and Broadway musicals. Music by W.A. Mozart, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, R. Wagner, A.L. Webber and Rogers/Hammerstein.
- GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR ~ Masterworks Concert
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017 // HEYMANN // 5:00pmChristopher Goodposture, pianist /// The best of the iconic American composer including: Overture to "Lady Be Good", Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris, "Catfish Row" Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS ~ Masterworks ConcertTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 // HEYMANN // 7:00pmRoddie Romero & the Hub City All-stars, Chorale Acadienne /// Traditional holiday favorites including selections by G.F. Handel, P. Tchaikovsky, I. Berlin, L. Anderson and others.
HEARTSTRINGS ~ Chamber ConcertSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 // ACA // 3:00pmASO Chamber Orchestra, soloist Brain Shaw, trumpet /// One of a kind musical journey through the centuries of changing musical styles and sounds of trumpet and strings. Hear how the technology changed the timbre and the way of trumpet playing from Baroque to modern jazz and experience how the composers took advantage of it. Music by C. Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, J. Haydn, G.F. Chadwick, C. Brown.
MUSIC AND DANCE: FROM SHAKESPEARE TO VIRTUAL REALITY ~ Masterworks ConcertFRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 // HEYMANN // 7:00pmCollaboration with Clare Cook Dance Theater, UL School of Architecture & Dance Department, Tantrum Lab and Lafayette High School Chorus /// Side by side presentation of the classical story by W. Shakespeare told by music and words and groundbreaking dance suite by E. Satie shown with the help of virtual reality. Erik Satie "Parade", Felix Mendelssohn "Midsummer Night's Dream".
CAVANI QUARTET ~ Chamber ConcertSUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 // ACA // 3:00pmA special concert by leading American string quartet, featuring Lafayette's own Eric Wong on viola. This prestigious resident chamber group at the Cleveland Institute of Music performs jewels of chamber music repertoire by F. J. Haydn, M. Ravel and A. Dvorak.
MUSIC & ARCHITECTURE ~ Masterworks ConcertFRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 // ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL // 7:00pmChorale instrumental concert with B.R.E.V.E. vocal ensemble. A musical tour of great architectural structures of Florence, Venice and Dresden contrasted with the drama of the great architect of musical structure, L. van Beethoven and his Symphony No. 1. Music by G. Dufay, C. Monteverdi, J.S. Bach and L. van Beethoven.
For your convenience, we’ve got 3 easy ways to purchase YOUR ASO Season Tickets:
17-18 Season Writeable Order Form (1855 KB)
We cannot wait to see you again this season!