La Crosse Arts Online is a strategic collaboration of La Crosse arts organizations bringing a wide variety of quality online art experiences to people in their homes during a time of quarantine and separation. By partnering in this endeavor, we are excited to offer more for our patrons and bring a needed sense of connectivity which is encouraging and nurturing in this time of social distancing. We encourage people to respond and comment about their various online experiences so we can further connect as a community through a positive and uplifting means. 

Written by Dillon, Grant, Toni, Renee and Eva Marie from arts organizations in La Crosse, WI.

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

30+ Days of Symphonies

 

The La Crosse Symphony is offering 30+ Days of Symphony for your enjoyment at home.  Alexander Platt unravels the history and story of a significant symphony, then offers the link enjoy a video of that symphony from La Crosse or a symphony from around the world. Enjoy!

FRIDAYS at the SYMPHONY

FRIDAYS at the SYMPHONY will happen on Facebook and Instagram! Hear from master educator, Alexander Platt, then enjoy and understand a fabulous symphony!

Day 39 ~ May 25th: Claude Debussy Symphonic Impressions “Three Nocturnes”

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Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony:

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony performed by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra with conductor, Alexander Platt.

Alexander Platt introducing Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto:

Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto with Alexander Platt and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist, Igor Pikayzen:

Alexander Platt introducing Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla: “The Four Seasons in Venice and Buenos Aires”:


 

The La Crosse Symphony Chamber Orchestra with guest artist Lara St. John and conducted by Alexander Platt performing “The Four Seasons in Venice and Buenos Aires”:

Alexander Platt introducing Bach’s Overture No. 3 in D Major:

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Bach, Overture no 3 D Major – Harnoncourt:

Alexander Platt introducing Mily Balakirev: Symphony No.1 in C:

Mila Balakirev: “Symphony No. 1”:

 

Alexander Platt introducing Samuel Barber’s Symphony in One Movement, Op.9:

Samuel Barber’s Symphony in One Movement, Op. 9:

Alexander Platt introducing Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra:

Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra:

Alexander Platt introduces Sir Arnold Bax: Symphony No.1 in E-flat

Sir Arnold Bax: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat minor

Alexander Platt introduces Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat, “Eroica”:

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, ‘Eroica’ – BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)

 

Alexander Platt introduces Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, “Pastorale”:

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven Symphony No. 1

Alexander Platt introducing Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Alexander Platt introducing Borodin: Symphony No. 4

Alexander Platt introducing one last look at Beethoven from 1799.

 

Alexander Platt introducing Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Alexander Platt introducing Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story:

Alexander Platt introducing Franz Berwald: ‘Singuliere’

Alexander Platt introducing Bizet Symphony in C

The Weber Center of Performing Arts

Wednesdays on Facebook!

The Weber Center will be offering its “Weekly Wednesday Walkthrough” series every Wednesday and will be released on Facebook. This series takes a look at all of the behind the scenes locations inside the Weber Center. Join us for these fun adventures behind the scenes at https://www.facebook.com/WeberCenterForThePerformingArts/.

The La Crosse Community Theater

Fridays on Facebook!

La Crosse Community Theatre will be offering weekly content that will include a link to a related theatre topic.  The goal is to offer fun and educational content that relates to our mission of theatrical literacy.  Content will be shared every Friday on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaCrosseCommunityTheatre/. Stay connected and stay healthy!

The Pump House Regional Arts Center

Thursdays behind the scenes stories on Facebook and Instagram!

Pump House offerings will mix it up for you!  As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, the Pump House will bring you new experiences in visual, performing, film, and literary arts.  Go behind the scenes with our featured artists, hear a very special story performance, get the inside scoop on productions, and more. Look for new online adventures from the Pump House each Thursday as part of La Crosse Arts Online.  Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/pumphousearts/     https://www.instagram.com/pumphousearts/?hl=en

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center

Creative Inspiration on Facebook and Instagram

The Viterbo Fine Arts Center will be sharing “Isolation Inspiration” on our social media channels. There are few things we love more than coming together for the creative inspiration the arts can provide, but the necessity of social distancing has led us to consider how we can still find and practice creativity in these uncertain times. We’ll be connecting with staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the Fine Arts Center to see how they are continuing to seek out artistic inspiration and fulfillment in the midst of isolation. Look for posts using #isolationinspiration, and share with us your own pursuits of creativity and inspiration. Follow @viterbofac on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ViterboFAC/) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/viterbofac/) to view these posts and interact with us.

The La Crosse Chamber Chorale

Thursdays on Facebook!

The La Crosse Chamber Chorale is excited and proud to be included in the La Crosse Arts Online collaboration. In addition to our regular social media postings, we’ll be adding a feature every Thursday sharing some of our personal favorite choral pieces, Chamber Chorale memories, and personal experiences of how choral music has changed our lives. The first of these short videos will be Thursday, April 16th, with our Artistic Director, Christopher Hathaway, sharing two of his personal favorite choral works! We hope you will join us as we continue to unify the world through great choral music, even if it has to be digitally for now. We’d love to have you follow what’s happening at the Chamber Chorale and interact with us. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/laxchamberchorale to learn more.

The University of Wisconsin La Crosse Music Department

Fridays at 1:10 pm on Facebook!

The UWL Music Department is proud to collaborate and share with our area during this time of unprecedented distance. Music posts/events/Live concerts from UWL faculty, guest artists and students will be shared via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uwlmusic each Friday at 1:10 pm starting April 10. We look forward to “seeing” you online! Stay connected and stay musical!

The University of Wisconsin Choral Union

Mondays on Facebook!

As La Crosse’s premier symphony chorus, the UWL Choral Union will be sharing some of our favorite recordings of choral/orchestra major works every Monday for you to enjoy. Some of which we have performed in our history, and some of which we are planning to perform in the near future. We have chosen to release these recordings on Mondays as this is the same evening we usually rehearse, should these incredible masterworks inspire you to join us next year! Please “like” the UWL Choral Union on Facebook so you can enjoy some recordings of the most grandiose music in the classical catalog! 

https://www.facebook.com/UWL-Choral-Union-974210099304507/

The La Crosse Youth Symphony

Playlists2Connect offered weekly!

The La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestras are presenting a new, weekly segment, Playlists2Connect, going through the month of April. Since we can’t connect directly, we asked our faculty and staff to share some music that’s keeping them motivated during this time. We hope this music resonates with you and keeps you connected with us through these times! Click the following link and follow us on social media (@LYSO20) to keep the music flowing. (www.LYSO.org AND www.facebook.com/lyso2020)

 

Driftless Urban Orchestra

New music posted online weekly!

The Driftless Urban Orchestra (DUO) is the region’s newest professional chamber orchestra, and while you might not know us yet, we are here for YOU during these difficult times. Music can keep us connected during this time of distancing and isolation, and to that end, DUO wants to share some of the chamber music helping us to feel connected with each other, if only in spirit. While we can’t wait to perform some of this music for you live, follow us on our social media channels and visit our new website to discover new, compelling voices alongside some old favorites. (fb.me/DUOOrch AND www.driftlessorch.org)