September 30, 2017 (Saturday)

7:30 PM - Rosa Hart Theatre

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Southwest Louisiana: Through the Eyes of Evangeline

Keith Gates

Arrangement by William G. Rose


A beautiful retelling of Evangeline set to stunning aerial video of the Southwest Louisiana diverse landscape.


About Evangeline: Follows the account of two lovers, Evangeline and Gabriel, who were separated on their wedding day during the expulsion of the Acadians from Acadie (present-day Nova Scotia, Canada). In 1755, the English Governor of Canada issued an ultimatum to the Acadians to swear allegiance to the British Crown and forsake their Catholic faith or be exiled. They refused and were forced to leave behind everything and be herded onto ships without any regard to family ties. Upon her arrival in Louisiana, Evangeline learned that Gabriel was in the Attakapas district. She began her journey there, but soon found that Gabriel, in a grief-stricken state, had left the region. It was here that she began a lifelong search for her lost love as she wandered through the American frontier.


Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Ludwig van Beethoven

Lina Morita, Piano


Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Johannes Brahms

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