SLU Orchestra

Victor Correa-Cruz

The Southeastern Louisiana University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert titled “American Classics” Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Pottle Music Auditorium.

Orchestra Director and Assistant Professor of Violin Victor Correa-Cruz will conduct the concert, which is free, open to the public, and features works by Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein and more.

Social distancing protocols will be followed, and face coverings are required.

“The event is called ‘American Classics,’ as the pieces to be heard are landmarks in the symphonic repertoire of this country. ‘Rodeo’ and ‘Quiet City’ by Copland will share the stage with Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris,’ and selections from ‘Porgy and Bess’ and ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’” Correa-Cruz said. “Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ Suite will also be presented by the orchestra.”

The concert will feature some of the most talented violinists from the Southeastern Community Music School and from Southeastern’s Graduate Program, who will perform solos with the orchestra, he added.

“This is the first time the Orchestra will perform since May 2021, as cancellations took place after Louisiana got hit by Hurricane Ida,” Correa-Cruz said. “We look forward to showing our audience the orchestra’s work and passion for live music and hope to bring some normality to everyone’s lives.”

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