Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:30pm
Louisiana State Museum
BRSO Chamber players in partnership with the Louisiana State Museums

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.


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