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Monroe Symphony Orchestra – International Journey

March 16, 2019 – 7:00pm

“International Journey” featuring Eugene Osadchy, cello     (The Assembly, West Monroe)

Enjoy a journey around the world with music from France, Austria, Russia, and America. Cellist Eugene Osadchy, hailed as having “the most refined and balanced string playing” by the New York Times, performs American composer Claire Fischer’s Suite for Cello and Orchestra. In addition, the MSO performs Ravel’s nostalgic music from the fairy tales of Mother Goose, Stravinsky’s delightful Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C Major “Il Distratto” – full of pranks and surprises!

General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets are $5.

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Monroe Symphony Orchestra – Valentine Pops

February 9, 2019 – 7:00pm

Valentine Pops featuring Mandy Harvey        (Monroe Civic Center)

Love is in the air for our Valentine Pops concert, featuring the jazz vocals of Mandy Harvey, an award-winning singer and songwriter whose story of perseverance will move and inspire.

Mandy Harvey finished fourth on America’s Got Talent in 2017 and was Simon Cowell’s “golden ticket” selection.

Reserve your pops table now and enjoy such songs as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “Smile.”

To purchase a table, contact the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.

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Monroe Symphony Orchestra – Sports Spectacular

November 17, 2018 – 7:00pm

A Night at the Movies: Sports Spectacular     (The Assembly, West Monroe)

The MSO brings the world of sports to the concert hall with movie selections from Rocky, Chariots of Fire, Rudy, Hoosiers, and many more iconic films.  Rounding out the program will be a series of familiar college fight songs along with a few other surprises.

General admission tickets are $25. Student tickets are $5.

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Brown Bag Concert Series: The Oden Family

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The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck. The October Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup includes:

  • October 3 – Mason Granade
    A long-time series favorite, Granade has performed for over 30 years and is a regular at local venues. Granade is influenced by The Eagles, America, and The Beatles. He is the worship leader at Bethel Baptist Church, and is featured in R-Squared films New Hope and Flag of My Father.
  • October 10 – Josh Madden
    Host of KEDM’s The Set List, Madden performs at local venues and teaches both guitar and piano to budding musicians. His musical influences are Ray Charles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Dave Matthews.
  • October 17 – The Lady & The Trouble
    Duo Joel Jordan and Katie Anzalone will bring vintage blues, R&B and Americana sounds to their premiere Brown Bag performance. The Lady & The Trouble have played at the Arts Council’s Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, as well as Peaches Records, Disko Obscura, and Secondline Brewing in New Orleans.
  • October 24 – The Waterboys
    Featuring powerful harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and a bountiful rhythm section, The Waterboys are three local musicians: Brandon Muey, Brian Burris and Morgan Decelle. Having performed for more than 16 years, the trio has played alongside our area’s best entertainers. Their eclectic mix spreads from classic rock to today’s hits.
  • October 31 – The Oden Family featuring West Monroe High School music students
    No tricks and all treats will be served at this Halloween Brown Bag performance featuring husband-wife duo Greg and Kristen Oden. The Odens are music educators at West Monroe High School, and have performed in Carnegie Hall. Joining the Odens are their children Blake and Morgan, and their students.

In case of rain, Brown Bag will be moved to First Baptist Church of Monroe. Brown Bag is sponsored by CenturyLink, KEDM, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Kilpatrick’s is providing a tent to keep the musicians cool and in the shade. Water and lemonade are provided by First Baptist.

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Jackson Parish: Concert in the Park

The Jackson Parish Tourism Board presents 2018 Fall Concert in the Park every Thursday in October from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Veterans Park behind the Jackson Parish Courthouse in downtown Jonesboro. The line up includes:

October 4: Bronco Junior

October 11: AMP Production Band

October 18: Twang Darkly

October 25: D. Prelow & Chasing Lions

All concerts are free admission. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, but please support food and drink vendors and leave coolers at home. For more information or to obtain a food vendor permit, please visit https://www.facebook.com/VisitJacksonParish/.

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