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LSO to perform ‘Heroic Expressions!’ concert on Saturday

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - If you are craving a bit of entertainment, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra will give you a fix this weekend.

On Saturday, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is offering a one-hour concert called "Heroic Expressions!" which will feature the music of Bach, Beethoven and Ernest Bloch. LSO will hold two performances of the concert. The first will be at 3:30 and the other will be at 7:30.

In-person tickets are sold out. LSO worked with Viterbo officials to allow 250 spectators, or about 15 percent capacity, inside of the Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Everyone who will be seated in a socially distanced manner wearing masks. There are no pre-events, post events or intermissions. This will mark LSO's largest crowd in over a year.

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra executive director Eva Marie Restel said that at this time, the arts and entertainment are critical to the well-being of humans.

"The arts is something that helps all of us in living and connecting. We're finding that it's necessary for our health and moving forward in a positive way. At the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, we find it a critical service to be able to provide this for as many people that would like to enjoy it," said Restel.

The livestream of the concert will be available to viewers beginning at 7:30 on Saturday evening. You can purchase tickets for the livestream on the LSO website.

Allante Walker

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