Fantasy fuels opening night at Lafayette Symphony Orchestra


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — During Lafayette Symphony Orchestra’s opening night, it will be easy to imagine yourself in a land filled with brave knights, dragons and damsels in distress. The LSO is paying tribute to the world of fantasy fiction with a selection of dramatic pieces for a night of orchestral storytelling.

“There will be shorter pieces in the beginning just to give a taste of things, like selections from a couple of suites,” said Sara Mummey, executive director of Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

“The second half will be a full symphony by Tchaikovsky,” Mummey continued. “There’s just a lot of crazy, wild, passionate Russian music. Certain players will be going to town and playing as many notes as they can on those instruments.”

By kicking off the season in such a dramatic fashion, Mummey hopes to attract new people to the symphony.

“For people who haven’t been, this is a really fun concert to try it out. It’s classical music, and that can be scary,” admitted Mummey. “But if you haven’t been before, I really encourage people to come and give it a try. It’s an amazing experience to see all of those musicians on the stage live.”

The opening night performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The concert will be at the Long Center at 111 N. Sixth St. in Lafayette.

You can buy tickets online or at the box office.