The Regional Arts Council of Zachary announced the lineup for the spring series of Concerts at the Pointe.
Created in 2014, Concerts at the Pointe makes quality performing arts easily accessible to the residents of Zachary and surrounding communities, a news release said
For Spring 2018, the arts council has selected three different musical acts. All three concerts will be held at The Pointe at Americana in Zachary. The concerts will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for single concerts are $15 for arts council members and $20 for nonmembers. Series tickets are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers.
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Magnolia String Quartet
The Original Magnolia String Quartet has been providing music for weddings, parties and religious functions in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area for over 25 years. As native Louisianians and graduates of the LSU Music School, active members of the Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Sinfonietta and freelance ensembles, they have played with well-known performers such as Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Perlman, Renee Flemming, Moody Blues, Ben Vereen, Chris Boti, Metropolitan Opera vocalists and more.
Fat City Swing Orchestra
The orchestra provides swing music and dixieland style jazz. It is led by Jon and Wesley Mannino on bass and drums, respectively; Aaron Turnipseed on piano; David Will on trumpet; Justin Pardue on trombone; and Jonathan Lyons on sax and clarinet.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Michael McDowell has a musical upbringing as varied as Louisiana's multicultural background.Though classically trained, he grew up listening to Elton John and George Winston and began composing for piano before he was a teenager. McDowell defines his style as “classical-contemporary crossover.” Drawing from the syncopations of modern music and harmonic and melodic contours of Baroque and Classical composers, McDowell adds his own touch to each piece.
This story was updated on Jan. 25 to correct the February date for the Magnolia String Quartet.