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Art, Orchestra Cultural Weekend in Dallas Sponsored by LSUA

Released: 01/29/2010

LSU Alexandria will sponsor a cultural weekend trip to Dallas – featuring art and orchestra – March 27-28, announced Dr. Eamon Halpin, trip coordinator. The trip is part of a continuing series of cultural events provided through the Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee.

The agenda includes the Dallas Museum of Art, which is presenting “The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast” in a special exhibit. Participants also will attend the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” considered one the greatest pieces ever composed for chorus and orchestra.

The cost for the trip, which includes orchestra and museum tickets, bus transportation, and overnight accommodations at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas, is $100 based on double occupancy. The trip will depart from LSUA at 6 a.m. on March 27 and return by 8 p.m. March 28. Reservations are available from the Office of Continuing Education, 473-6495. Children at least seven years of age are welcome with adult supervision. Additional information may be obtained from Halpin, 767-2604 or

“This is a very attractive trip at a quite modest cost, and we anticipate that it will sell out. People who want to attend should make reservations as quickly as possible,” Halpin said. March 12 is the deadline for ticket purchase.

Among the artists represented at the special Dallas Museum of Art exhibit are Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet. The exhibit also includes stunning photographs of the Normandy Coast from the second half of the 19th century.

French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier will direct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which includes the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Also on the program is pianist Orion Weiss, who will make his Dallas Symphony Orchestra debut with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21.