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LSUA Sponsors Trip to King Tut Exhibit and Dallas Symphony

Released: 01/22/2009

The world renowned King Tut exhibit and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Pinchas Zukerman are the feature attractions during an overnight trip March 7-8 sponsored by the Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee at LSU at Alexandria. Tickets go on sale to the public Jan. 26, and the deadline for ticket purchase is noon Feb. 18.

Tickets are $112 and include bus transportation, admission to the King Tut exhibit and concert, and double-occupancy accommodations at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas. Meals are not included. The tour bus will depart from the parking lot opposite the LSUA student center at 6 a.m. March 7 and return by 8 p.m. March 8.

“The opportunity for this type of cultural experience at a value price rarely exists,” said Dr. Eamon Halpin, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and trip coordinator. “Both events are extraordinary, and reservations should be made early to ensure a ticket.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Office of Continuing Education at LSUA, 473-6495. Halpin can be reached for additional information at 619-2913.

“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” has drawn more than 5 million visitors worldwide. The exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art explores the figures who guided ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago in the 18th Dynasty, a 100-year period when Egypt was at the height of its power. The exhibit contains more than 130 artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, including his royal diadem and one of the four gold and precious stone inlaid coffinettes that contained his mummified internal organs.

Zukerman will perform and conduct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in its presentation of Brahms Concerto for violin and cello with his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth. Stravinsky’s Concerto for Strings and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 also are on the program.