Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Rapides Symphony Orchestra Create Opportunities for Rising Musicians

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Touting the slogan "Music is Life," the Rapides Symphony Orchestra (RSO) enriches the lives of Alexandria-area residents through classical music performances, entertainment and education. The orchestra's annual concert series brings music appreciation to new levels and encourages others to get involved in music in the community.

Additionally, the RSO offers various learning programs and competitions for young musicians in Central Louisiana. The Rapides Symphony Community Music School provides classes throughout the year to children of all ages. For instrumental soloists, the Concerto Competition presents an opportunity for the winner to perform with the RSO. The Youth Honor Orchestra gives participants the chance to work with a regionally-established conductor or clinician and perform with the RSO, providing early, valuable experiences with both the profession and the stage.

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