Charles Evans / The Rose Theatre

The Rose Theatre is hosting a matinee concert featuring The Bad Monkey Brass Band September 2. The benefit concert is part of "The Blooming of the Rose," an effort to bring The Rose Theatre back to life in Bastrop.

"The Rose Theatre is a cultural venue for performing arts, such as theatre and concerts," says Charles Evans of the Rose. The theatre started as a vaudeville theatre in the 1930s and has since operated as a movie theatre and performing arts venue.

Haitian Composer Featured At ULM Concert And Lecture

Feb 20, 2017

The University of Louisiana Monroe's Visual and Performing Arts program is hosting its lecture and concert for the Spring 2017 Composer- in - Residence this Tuesday, February 21st. The lecture will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Biedenharn Recital Hall. The concert will also be held in the Recital Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sydney Guillaume, the composer - in - residence for this semester, currently lives in Portland, Oregan, but is originally from the country of Haiti. His lecture will focus on the Haitian influences that are found his musical compositions. 

Monroe Symphony Showcases The Clarinet

Feb 10, 2017

Who knew a clarinet could be glorious?

Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Monroe Symphony Orchestra will be holding its Glorious Clarinet concert in the Brown Auditorium on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

The concert includes four works of music with German and Italian influences. Before the concert, at 6:15 p.m., the Conductor's Chat features a panel discussion featuring Conductor Clay Couturiaux, Soloist Scot Humes, and Monroe Symphony Chorus Director Deborah Chandler.

MedCamps Meets A Cappella

Oct 31, 2016
River Cities Jubilee Chorus Facebook

Saturday, November 5th,  A Cappella Fever will be at Dixie Theatre at 7 p.m. This concert will include rock and roll, gospel, comedy, and classic barber shop style music. A Cappella Fever features the Bayou Blend Quartet, Rhapsody!, River Cities Jubilee Chorus, and the Piney Hills Harmony Chorus.

This concert, presented by the Duck Commander Company, will be benefiting the non profit organization, MedCamps of Louisiana.

An Old Melody Falls on New Ears

Oct 26, 2016

The Dixie Center in Ruston will be holding the concert, Piano Virtuosos, with Stephanie Trick and her husband Paolo Alderighi this Thursday, October 27th at 7 P.M. 

Stephanie and Paolo perform stride, a style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody while the left hand plays a single bass note or octave on the strong beat and a chord on the weak beat. This unique style of music originated in the 1920's, and is often not played anymore. Stride allows a single artist or pair of artists to create the sounds of a whole orchestra. 

Monroe's Music Leaves Listeners Haunted

Oct 24, 2016
Monroe Symphony Orchestra

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra opened its season with Hauntingly Beautiful Music on Saturday October 22 at 7 p.m. at the W.L. Jack Howard Theatre of the Monroe Civic Center.

This opening concert rings in the Halloween holiday by encouraging guest to come dressed in their Halloween costumes. The musicians will also be dressed in their Halloween attire.

Local Musicians Light Up Wednesdays in October

Oct 5, 2016

The Brown Bag Concert series runs every Wednesday in the months of October and April. These concerts take place in Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe at noon. Just like the name suggests this concert series lets you bring your lunch while they provide drinks and cookies.

The rest of this month's line up includes Mike McKenzie on October 12, Jordan Sheppard on October 19, and Rod Payne and Lisa Spann on October 26.