Special Concerts

Remembering Lenny

Date: October 16th, 2018

Location Address: The Weber Center

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Event Description:

Improvisations on the music of Leonard Bernstein. Join us in the Veteran’s Studio — the Black-Box Theatre space at the Weber Center in downtown La Crosse — for a unique and fabulous tribute to the genius of Leonard Bernstein, as we celebrate the centennial of the birth of this greatest of American Musicians. Simon Mulligan “the Andre Previn of our time,” a pianist uniquely adept at bridging the worlds of classical, pop, film, music, and jazz — treats us to his own special paraphrases and improvisations of Bernstein’s greatest hits. From Candide and West Side Story to On the Town, it’s sure to be a memorable evening of virtuoso piano poetry and fireworks!

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*This Concert is NOT part of the season subscription

Celebrating Latin Fire

Date: May 18th, 2019

Location Address: Temple Theatre in Viroqua

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Event Description:

This is Latin Fire – the Driftless Chamber Music Concert at the Temple Theatre in Viroqua.  The fiery Canadian voilinist, Lara St. John, is making a welcome return to the La Crosse
Symphony in her signature work: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as reinterpreted by Argentine tango master, Astor Piazzolla. Piazzolla’s tango interpretations of ‘The Fouor Seasons’ are juxtaposed between the masterworks of Vivaldi’s original, making for a passionate exersize in musical time-travel! Come celebrate the collaboration that was our Maestro’s New York City debut with Ms. St. John and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in Central Park! The concert opens with the wistful, Bohemian beauty of Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings.

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and Dr. Michael White

 

*This Concert is NOT part of the season subscription.