LAMAR FAMILY CHAMBER SERIES
Join BRSO musicians for a fun-filled evening of some of the most beloved music by one of the world’s most prolific and most recognizable composers. This family-friendly outdoor concert presented in the Louisiana State Museum’s dramatic covered outdoor area, includes activities for young children including a musical petting zoo, musical games and the chance to meet the musicians of BRSO as well as gourmet food and beer trucks.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerti No. 3 and No. 5
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Air on the G String
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH The Prelude from the Suite in G major for Cello
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Air on the G String, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Sheep May Safely Graze
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins
Permutations of Three
Thursday February 8, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Ballroom of the Old Governor’s Mansion
Rachel Ciraldo, flute
Christopher Lowry, viola
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr, harp
There is a vast array of timbres a trio of musicians can create simply by moving in and out of the ensemble. Enjoy this international program of varied musical styles written for the flute, viola and harp performed in an array of combinations.
RAVI SHANKAR L’Aube Enchantee after the Raga Todi
KARIM AL-ZAND Studies in Nature
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
The Pendulum Swings: Impressionism – Postmodernism
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge
In the history of western music, it is hard to find greater rebel than Claude Debussy. Considered groundbreaking by academics and highly controversial by traditionalists, Debussy gave voice to the Impressionist Movement, laced with personal sentiment and emotions. Ironically, within 20 years, his music gave rise to another group of rebels spawning an even more powerful movement and return to logic, structure and reason – the genesis of Postmodernism and the Polystylism of Alfred Schnittke.
ALFRED SCHNITTKE String Quartet No. 3
MAURICE RAVEL String Quartet in F major
CLAUDE DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Le Piano Franςaise
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Capital Hilton’s Heidelberg Ballroom
Philippe Bianconi, piano
French pianist Philippe Bianconi has long been a favorite of BRSO audiences. Since winning at the Seventh Van Cilburn International Competition in the 1980’s, Bianconi has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world pursuing his musical itinerary and patiently carving out his path far from the media hype. BRSO welcomes back Mr. Bianconi for this very special BRSO recital debut.