61st Season Opening Concert

Sunday, September 23, 2018

McNeese Tritico Theatre | 3 p.m.

William Rose, Guest Conductor

Lina Morita, Piano


There’s no doubt that Southwest Louisiana is brimming with talented musicians. This concert will feature several McNeese alumni, staff and current students.



Alice in Wonderland Suite by William Rose:

  • Overture
  • Mock Turtle and Griffin (Pas de deux)
  • Entr’acte to Act II

Chopin Piano Concerto #2 

  • Soloist, Lina Morita

Appalachian Spring (1972, Copland)

A Night in Vienna

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank | 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Bret Smithey, Guest Conductor


Featuring the waltzes of Johann Strauss as well as works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Program includes a catered dinner and dancing.  

Famous Opera Choruses and Overtures

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Lake Charles Boston Academy | 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Bret Smithey, Guest Conductor


Featuring the Lake Charles Community Chorus and works by Wagner, Verdi, Rossini and Bizet.