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Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 2/9/04
      HAMMOND -- The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is now offering discounted packaged tickets for all three 2004 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performances.
 Performances included in each package are “Mostly Mozart” (Feb. 27),  “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” (May 7) and the always popular holiday concert (Dec. 3). All are scheduled for 7 p.m.
      The Feb. 27 performance of “Mostly Mozart” is the LPO's celebration of one of history's greatest creative geniuses. Music Director Klauspeter Seibel will wield the conductor's baton as the symphony performs the overture to the opera, “The Magic Flute;” "Divertimento No. 1," and "Symphony No. 41" ("Jupiter," Mozart's final symphony). As lagniappe, the musicians will also perform "Canzonas for Brass" by 16th century composer Giovanni Gabrieli. 
      The LPO is back on May 7, bringing its popular “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” series to the Columbia. For this casual night at the Columbia, blue jeans are the uniform as Klauspeter Seibel and the LPO perform Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony." The symphony will be joined by pianist Stewart Goodyear, an accomplished young artist praised for his unique and flawless technique, in the "Piano Concerto No. 3."
      Closing out the 2004 LPO season at the Columbia Theatre is what is becoming a theater tradition of ringing the sounds of the years gone by and infusing the season with cheer -- the holiday concert on Dec. 3.
 LPO discount season tickets at the Columbia are as follows: $75 Orchestra 1 and Loge; $65 Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $55 Balcony 2. 
      These special ticket packages are only available at the Columbia Theatre Box Office and must be purchased before the first LPO performance on Feb. 27. The box office is located in the downtown Hammond theater’s lobby, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. Box office hours are noon to five p.m.. Feb. 9, 16, 19, 20 and 25-27.