Featured soloist to help BRSO conclude season _lowres

Photo provided by BRSO Sonja Bruzauskas

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2014-15 Investar Bank Masterworks season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St.

Mezzo soprano Sonja Bruzauskas will be the featured soloist. Also featured will be the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, directed by Chorus Master David Shaler.

The orchestra will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5, op.64, TH 29, E minor” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Alexander Nevsky, op. 78,” which will feauture Bruzauskas.

Bruzauskas received her undergraduate diploma in voice, acting and dance in her native Germany and her master of music degree in the United States. She made her professional opera debut in Dresden, Germany, where she was under a full-time soloist contract for several years prior to her move to the United States.

Bruzaukas also has performed in musical theater in such roles as Eliza in “My Fair Lady,” Anita in “West Side Story” and Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Timothy Muffitt, symphony music director and conductor, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25-$59 with student discounts available. Call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or visit brso.org. Tickets also will be available at the door.