YES!  I want to support LYO!

CHAIR SPONSOR — $100 Do you have a son or daughter, niece or nephew, or a grandchild who is a part of the LYO team? You can help support them making a gift in their honor for the season. Benefits include a listing in each Braveaux, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s program magazine.
SECTION SPONSOR — $250 Perhaps you played the trumpet as a child, and now you want to support the whole trumpet section of one of our ensembles! You may sponsor any section you would like within the strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion. They can all use their own cheering sections! Benefits include the above listings, plus vouchers (2) to the BRSO Masterworks or Chamber Series.
CONDUCTOR SPONSOR — $500 Support the leader of your student’s ensemble as he/she encourages and coaches young musicians to higher levels of artistic excellence. Benefits include the above, plus a special self-parking pass for BRSO events.
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR — $1,000 This is a unique opportunity to bring an artist teacher from abroad to work with LYO musicians through master classes and coaching. Providing our students with excellent guidance is one way to help them reach their full potential. Benefits include the above, plus complimentary valet parking for BRSO Masterworks concerts and invitation to private Masterworks “Green Room” receptions during intermission(when available).
CONCERT SPONSOR — $5,000 Now that the LYO performs at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, we have the opportunity to reach an audience far larger than before! A concert sponsorship allows you to “own the day!” Benefits include the above, plus vouchers (6) to BRSO Masterworks or Chambers Series, an invitation to engage world class artists from the 2015-2016 Season at exclusive BRSO house parties and public recognition from the stage at the LYO concert.
SERIES SPONSOR — $15,000 Let it be known that you support music education for all the young musicians of Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by having your name on the Louisiana Youth Orchestra Concert Series. Benefits include the above, plus listing in all promotional materials for the LYO, vouchers (10) to BRSO Masterworks or Chamber Series concerts and a special message in Braveaux.

Special thanks to 2015-16 LYO Season Underwriters: Chau and Wilson Wang, Tena and Chas Roemer and Tom and Brooke Yura, pictured with LYO Music Director, David Torns

Special Thanks to 2015-16 LYO Season Underwriters:  Chau & Wilson Wang, Tena & Chas Roemer, Deborah Todd and Brooke & Tom Yura, pictured with LYO Music Director, David Torns

For more information on how you can support LYO or to make a gift, please contact

Miriam Overton, Director of Development

miriam@brso.org           225.400.0339

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Branford Marsalis

The New World Concert & Una Noche en la Plaza Gala

BRSO delves deeper into the music of the new world with three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, NEA Jazz Master Award recipient, and Tony Award nominee composer Branford Marsalis in his BRSO debut performance.

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Benjamin Britten: A Retrospective

BRSO joins in a global celebration of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers, Benjamin Britten. Internationally acclaimed tenor Paul Groves introduces us to the composer with works that celebrate Britten’s life, loves, friendships and artistic genius.

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Reflections: Handel, Bottesini and Brahms

Three masters offer unique glimpses into time and place. BRSO’s own principal bassist John Madere takes center stage in this awe-inspiring program.

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A Very Jazzy Christmas at Hemingbough

The BRSO has enjoyed a popular following in St. Francisville for many years, and Hemingbough provides the perfect setting.

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Home for the Holidays

The Holiday Season would not be complete without BRSO’s annual Home for the Holidays! Join Maestro Muffitt as he leads this spectacular cast of hundreds including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, and numerous guest performers and musical groups from across our city in a celebration of community and the spirit of the season like none other.

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Holiday Brass in Central

The BRSO is excited to reach out to the communities of Central, Zachary and Denham for our performance of Holiday Brass, Percussion and Harp. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as Associate Conductor David Torns and the BRSO visit Greenwell Springs Baptist Church to perform all of your cherished holiday favorites.

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Lamar Holiday Brass

An experience truly unique to Baton Rouge incorporating awe-inspiring music in a breath-taking setting, the Lamar Family’s Holiday Brass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a must for the holiday season.

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Holiday Brass – Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens serves as the magnificent holiday back-drop for this wonderful event.  The decorations and festivities are abundant during the Christmas Season in this historic setting.  Arrive early and stroll through the gardens, and make a dinner reservation for after the concert.  Join Associate Conductor David Torns and the BRSO Brass, Percussion […]

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American Vistas

Explore a panorama of truly American music. Willis Delony returns to the BRSO stage in a program pairing two of our nation’s most celebrated composers alongside two modern-day visionaries.

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Introspections: Brahms and Dohnanyi

Join BRSO musicians in a emotional display of virtuosity and lyricism featuring one of chamber music’s most moving works, The Horn Trio in E-flat major, commemorating the death of Brahms’ mother Christiane.

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Looking Forward: The Age of Enlightenment

Western politics, philosophy, science and music were radically reinvented between 1685 and 1815 — a period referred to as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment.

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Dianne Reeves

In partnership with the Arts Council of Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Series, BRSO is pleased to present the five-time Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist, Dianne Reeves in a special performance with live orchestra.

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Prophetic Visions

Experience the incredible story of the Prophet Elijah set to Mendelssohn’s forward-looking score that helped usher in the Age of Romanticism.

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Perspectives

Celebrated for its “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London) and “smoldering intensity” (Washington Post), the St. Lawrence Quartet makes its Baton Rouge debut performance with BRSO’s principle clarinet, Robert DiLutis, in a program featuring late works by Mozart and Beethoven alongside John Adams

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The award-winning music of violist/composer Christian Fredrickson interfaces classical composition with indie/rock through a broad range of compositional styles and techniques. Garland Goodson Wilson brings this exciting original music to life in this world premiere collaboration.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

See the world through the eyes of a child in BRSO’s presentation of a film that the National Film Registry has proclaimed “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.” Experience Steven Spielberg’s epic film on the River Center screen as never before in an unforgettable live performance of John Williams’ Academy Award Winning score.

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