Symphony joins with Youth Orchestra Saturday

LAFAYETTE - Carmina Burana is coming to Acadiana on Saturday, March 21 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

This celebration of music is the masterpiece of composer Carl Orff who put to music love poems found in a medieval collection.

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will be joined by several other local entertainment groups.

Prior to the concert, patrons will be treated to a performance in the Mezzanine by the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra. Other slated performers for this concert include L.J. Alleman Chorus, Ascension Day School Chorus, Chorale Acadienne and UL Chorale. Adding to the tremendous talent of these local performers are also three celebrated guest artists, Esther Heideman (soprano), Brian Stucki (tenor) and Paul Sahuc (baritone).

Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by telephone at 1-800-745-3000.

Other Acadiana Symphony Orchestra upcoming events include:

Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could

Sunday, March 29, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. in the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Marriage of Figaro Opera Gala

Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Petroleum Club of Lafayette.

Gershwin Spectacular

Saturday, April 18, 200, at 7:30 p.m. in the Heymann Performing Arts Center

The Marriage of Figaro,

Fully staged opera in collaboration with UL

Lafayette College of the Arts

Thursday, March 30; Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. in Angelle Hall.

Ticket information available at 232-4277, extension 200 or www.acadianasymphony.org.

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