LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A night of Young Romance spotlights some stunning performances and what many consider a first love when it comes to classical music. The concert on Saturday, March 7 features the Richard Record Rising Stars finalists on stage at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center.
Four talented teenage performers will showcase their skill with pieces by Chopin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. The four finalists are Emily Hauser (18) Appleton, Katya Moeller (15) Coralville, IA, Nita Qiu (17) from Woodbury, MN, and Jessica Jiang (15) from Madison.
After the intermission, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra will play one of the most famous works of the Romantic Era. Beethoven's 5th Symphony starts with the iconic introduction that transcends the classical genre.
"This orchestra hasn't done the piece in quite some time," said Music Director Alexander Platt. "It is always an incredible privilege to be the conductor of such a work. Our orchestra truly sounds better and better."
Platt added that this show serves as a great family outing on the concert calendar. The LSO will offer a 30% discount and free pass to the La Crosse Children's Museum to those who purchase four tickets. Find a link to tickets by clicking here.