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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra presents "Strings and Things"

Executive Director Craig West from Monroe Symphony Orchestra joined with Tyler Smith discussing "Strings and Things." Source: (KNOE)
Executive Director Craig West from Monroe Symphony Orchestra joined with Tyler Smith discussing "Strings and Things." Source: (KNOE)(KNOE)
Published: Feb. 19, 2020 at 9:25 AM CST
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Musical theatre is one of the most notable venues if entertainment across the ArkLaMiss. Executive Director Craig West from the Monroe Symphony Orchestra joined us Wednesday morning to talk about their latest concert, "Stings and Things."

During the show, there will be two sets of performances. West says the first half will feature a string quartet made from players from the orchestra combined with more than 125 years of musical theatre experience.

The second half of the concert will feature Dr. Mal Mobley, who will perform percussion pieces.

West says the inspiration behind this particular set of concerts was to give local musicians a platform.

“This series was geared to promote local musicians that we have that have been playing with the MSO for a while. The strings and the percussion selection make two very important parts of an orchestra we wanted to feature.”

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra is currently in its 49th season.

Strings and Things presented by the MSO String Quartet will be Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

The concert will take place at the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

On March 14, MSO will present “The Sounds of Broadway” that will feature two local vocalists from ULM.

West says they will sing with the orchestra and play 16 pieces from Broadway history.

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