Baton Rouge River Center

  • Welcome to Baton Rouge River Center!
  • Baton Rouge River Center Theatre and Jam Theatricals are thrilled to welcome the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway in Baton Rouge! Be sure to check out all of the shows today!
  • Coming Friday, November 21: MAZE Featuring Franky Beverly, Fantasia & Tucka the King of Swing Hosted by Comedian Bigg Sexxy, and DJ Supa Mike on the 1S & 2s!
  • THE FRESH BEAT BAND: GREATEST HITS LIVE coming November 22 at 5:00pm!
  • "The For Lovers Only Tour" starring R. KELLY with special guest K. Michell coming December 6, hosted by Michael Blackson!
  • DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE: PIRATE/PRINCESS ADVENTURE coming December 10th.
  • BRBT PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER: A TALE FROM THE BAYOU coming December 20-21.

Symphony




MUSIC DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY MUFFITT


Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony is the oldest arts organization in the region and the oldest professional orchestra in the state. Its programs include a Symphony League, a Symphony Chorus, and the Louisiana Youth Orchestras. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra also reaches over 7,000 young people per year while conducting numerous education and outreach programs.

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s season consists of a nine-concert Masterworks series as well as a three-concert Chamber Series. The Chamber Series is sponsored by Carole and Charles Lamar. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation “Great Performers in Concert” series has brought world-class talent to Louisiana’s capital city for the past ten years. These one-night only concerts in collaboration with the orchestra have featured artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Chris Botti, Itzhak Perlman, and most recently, Natalie Cole.

Baton Rouge Symphony programs are made possible in part by: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; Community Funds for the Arts Campaign; City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge; Louisiana State Arts Council, Division of the Arts.

TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT WWW.BRSO.ORG OR
BY CALLING THE BRSO BOX OFFICE AT (225) 383-0500
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS I
October 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Yevgeny Kutik, Violin

We open our season with three works from the flowering of the Romantic era in music. These works, each distinctive on its own, all draw from the same well of inspiration and were part of that remarkable new wave of musical expression. Hailed for his dazzling command of the violin and its repertoire, Russian-American Yevgeny Kutik is among the fastest rising stars on the violin today.
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS II
November 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Philippe Bianconi, Piano

For decades Philippe Bianconi is a favorite of audiences in Baton Rouge and across the world. This program combines his extraordinary artistry with one of the best-loved concerti in the repertoire to create an evening not to be missed!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS III
December 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.


Guest Artist: Jonathan Beyer, Baritone

This evening will include full orchestra renditions of classics and light-hearted holiday favorites. Dan Borné will return for a second year with his crowd-pleasing narration of “A Visit From St. Nicholas.” Perfect for bringing family and friends.
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS IV
January 22, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Bion Tsang, Cello

Stephen Paulus' "Age of American Passions" was written on a commission from the BRSO to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 1999. Now in our 66th season, we bring this work back to the River Center where it received its premiere.
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS V
March 19, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Borislava Iltcheva, Violin

The violin concerto of Sibelius is a favorite for its brooding drama, expansive musical scenes and breath-taking beauty and excitement. We are thrilled to present our own BRSO concertmaster, Borislava Iltcheva, in this extraordinary work.
INVESTAR BANK MASTERWORKS VI
April 23, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Sonja Bruzauskas, Mezzo Soprano

The season closes with two Russian block-busters. The BRSO Chorus joins us in Prokofiev's epic film score to Alexander Nevsky, a work that among the masterpieces of the 20th Century and is noted for its dramatic scope and character.
“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
ALL STAR AUTOMOTIVE POPS I
December 7, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.


Conducted By: Timothy Muffitt, Music Director
Guest Artist: Jonathan Beyer, Baritone

This evening will include full orchestra renditions of classics and light-hearted holiday favorites. Dan Borné will return for a second year with his crowd-pleasing narration of “A Visit From St. Nicholas.” Perfect for bringing family and friends.
“BRAVO BROADWAY!”
ALL STAR AUTOMOTIVE POPS II
June 18, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.


Conducted By: David Torns, Associate Conductor

Join the BRSO and Bravo Broadway! for an exciting and wildly popular evening of Broadway favorites performed by Tony Award-winning and -nominated performers Christiane Noll, Debbie Gravitte and Doug LaBrecque.
IRENE W. AND C. B. PENNINGTON FOUNDATION GREAT PERFORMERS IN CONCERT
February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.

The Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert Series will continue the tradition of presenting a night of glamour, elegance and world renown artists. This year, the Gala and musical performance will be held on Valentine’s Day, making this event the perfect date night. The guest artist will be announced at the Masterworks opening night performance on October 16, 2014.