|COLUMBIA THEATRE'S LPO CONCERT IS MUSICAL HOLIDAY TRADITION
HAMMOND – Festival sounds of the holiday
season will fill the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Dec. 3,
compliments of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
A limited number of tickets are still
available for the 7 p.m. “Holiday Classics” concert, which is fast becoming
a community holiday favorite at Southeastern Louisiana University’s historic
downtown Hammond theater.
Conducted by Timothy Muffitt, the orchestra
will perform a variety of holiday favorites ranging from Tchaikovsky’s
“Nutcracker” to carols such as “What Child is This?” and “O Come, O Come
Emmanuel” to “We Three Kings so Unfinished Are,” a work based on Schubert’s
A Hammond area student will be the
guest conductor for one of the evening’s musical selections. The young
conductor-for-a-night was chosen through a drawing from among the approximately
150 area school children who created ornaments for the holiday tree in
the Columbia Theatre lobby.
Tickets for Holiday Classics are $32,
Orchestra 1 and Loge; $30, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $20, Orchestra 3;
and $19 Balcony 2.
Tickets are available through Ticketweb
-- and at the Columbia box office, 985-543-4371. The box office, located
in the theater's lobby at 220 E. Thomas Street, is open from noon to 5