SLU Symphony

Victor Correa-Cruz


HAMMOND — "An Evening in Vienna," a concert by the Southeastern Louisiana University Symphony Orchestra, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Pottle Auditorium.

Featuring a variety of music from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, the concert is free and open to the public.

The program includes pieces composed in the classical style, such as Mozart’s Oberture to “The Magic Flute,” Beethoven’s “Romance for Violin and Orchestra Op. 50” and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104” nicknamed “London.”

The presentation is the inaugural concert for Violin Victor Correa-Cruz, orchestra director and assistant professor of violin, who joined the Southeastern music faculty last month.

Born in Spain, Correa-Cruz earned his degrees in violin and chamber music at El Escorial and Madrid Conservatories, where he studied with violinist Pedro León. He was a violin major at Indiana University, where he finished his master’s degree as a student of Nelli Shkolnikova.

Before joining the faculty at Southeastern, Correa-Cruz was the head of the String Quartet Department at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca in Spain and taught violin and orchestra in Madrid at the prestigious Conservatorio “Adolfo Salazar.” A significant number of his students have won national and international awards.

The concert will also feature violin soloist Madison Day, of Philadelphia, who will perform the violin part of the “Romance Op. 50” for violin and orchestra by Beethoven.

For more information, call (985) 549-2184.