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Runnels Orchestra To Share Stage with LSU Philharmonia


The Runnels Advanced String Orchestra will have the unique opportunity to share the stage with the LSU Philharmonia in a side-by-side concert at LSU on March 19.
“It’s unusual for members of a prestigious university orchestra to ‘share music stands’ with local high school students in a concert,” said Runnels Orchestra Director Jennifer Cassin. “It’s quite an honor.”
They will play Little Suite for Strings by Dr. Christopher Lowry, a work commissioned for Runnels and premiered by the Runnels Orchestra in May of 2017. The only recording of that performance was lost in a fire at Mr. Lowry’s residence shortly after the concert. The March 19 performance will be an opportunity to get a substitute recording of Runnels students playing the piece.   
LSU Symphony Conductor and Manship Director of Orchestral Studies Carlos Riazuelo will conduct the side-by-side concert. A native of Venezuela, Mr. Riazuelo has been a guest conductor for operas and concerts in countries around the world including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Poland, and the U.S. 
The concert will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital Hall at LSU. Admission is free and open to the public. 
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