LSO tunes-up the heat with “Latin Fire”

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Viroqua, WI (WXOW) – The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra prepares to present the passions of “Latin Fire” with its annual chamber concert. Viroqua’s Temple Theater hosts this Saturday’s performance.

In what music director Alexander Platt calls a “sorbet” to whet the appetite, the LSO will start the concert with Dvorak’s “Serenade for Strings in E Major.” Following an intermission, the orchestra gets cooking with companion pieces Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons in Venice” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.”

Platt said this concert will hold special significance for him personally. Guest violinist Lara St. John played the Four Seasons for Platt’s New York directorial debut in Brooklyn. He said he’s excited to bring this bit of history to a Western Wisconsin audience.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Temple Theater in Viroqua. It is not included in the season subscription.

Additionally, the LSO “Conductor Wannabe” contest continues, leading up to the reveal of the winners at the June 8 concert. Vote for your favorite “Wannabe” by making at least a $2 donation with $1 going to the symphony and $1 going to a charity picked by the candidate.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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