Midnight in Paris

May 3, 2025

07:30 pm

929 Jackson Street, Viterbo Fine Arts Center
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 783-2121

What better way to wrap up our mainstage season than with a visit back to Paris in springtime, courtesy of a 150th birthday celebration of Maurice Ravel! Ravel’s Bolero was an LSO performance many folks still talk about, when we performed all of that composer’s “Spanish” works for orchestra in one night. And now, our Maestro has put together another gorgeous symphonic journey, here celebrating Ravel’s love of the Viennese waltz. Culminating in La Valse — his blockbuster homage to the ultimate midnight ball — the LSO will be sure to once again “raise the roof” with another thrilling performance! Rachel Barton Pine — one of the world’s great violinists, and Chicago’s own — makes a welcome return to the LSO in Brahms’ magnificent and beloved Concerto. In another great La Crosse tradition, we start with our two winning Conductor Wannabes, trying out their podium skills!

Two “Conductor Wannabe” Winners
Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Schubert: March Militaire for Orchestra
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major with Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Maurice Ravel (in celebration of the centenary of his birth): “The Dance Symphony”
– Menuet Antique
– Valses nobles et sentimentales
– La Valse