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March 12 Deadline for Weekend Cultural Trip to Dallas

Released: 03/03/2010

The deadline for an LSU Alexandria-sponsored cultural weekend trip to Dallas – featuring art and orchestra – is March 12, announced Dr. Eamon Halpin, trip coordinator and professor of English. The trip, which is part of a series of cultural events provided through the Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee, is March 27-28.

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 of 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 bus will depart from LSUA at 6 a.m. on March 27 and return by 8 p.m. on March 28. Reservations are available from the Office of Continuing Education, 473-6495. Children at least seven years old are welcome with adult supervision. Additional information may be obtained from Halpin at 767-2604 or ehalpin@lsua.edu.

“This is a very attractive trip at a modest cost, and people who want to attend should not wait until the last minute to make reservations,” said Halpin.

Among the guest artists represented at the Dallas Museum of Art exhibit are Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet. The exhibit also includes stunning photographs of the Normandy Coast in France 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.