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Up to the Challenge Danielle Ducrest Before the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s “Christmas Story: Rhythms of the Land” concert commences on Dec. 17, a larger-than-usual party will be raging on the mezzanine of the Heymann Performing Arts Center. The Maestro Circle “seauxcial” reception can often be spotted before symphony performances, providing symphony supporters and community members an outlet to relax, mingle and speak in person to Maestro Mariusz Smolij and other members of the ASO. This particular Maestro Circle will be a little different — and perhaps rowdier with holiday cheer — as the employees of Lafayette General join the Maestro Circle on the aptly named Lafayette General Foundation Night at the ASO. The reception will include appetizers and drinks, and revelers can capture the occasion with photos courtesy of LOL Photeaux. During the concert, a section of seating will be reserved for Lafayette General employees. 26 December 2015

This evening will be the culmination of a series of events that led to the creation of the specially designated night. It began months ago when Rebecca Doucet and Jenny Krueger, deputy director and executive director of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music, brainstormed new ways of engaging community members at symphony concerts. The ASO already provides sponsorship opportunities in the Acadiana area to businesses and individuals, who can make a donation and, in exchange, see their name featured on marketing materials promoting symphony appearances. This is perfect for some, but others prefer greater involvement. With that in mind, the Ticketing Challenge was born. The ASO challenges a business to sell 100 concert tickets to their employees at the discounted price of $30 per ticket. If the business sells all 100 tickets, the funds would generate a $3,000 sponsorship that would contribute to the creation of Overture Magazine

Overture December 15  

Acadiana's Publication of the Arts

Overture December 15  

Acadiana's Publication of the Arts

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