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ASO's The Red Violin

The 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin is said to be one of the world’s most legendary instruments. Its mysterious history and whereabouts after it went missing for 200 years, has inspired much speculation, and many tellings of its story, including the 1998, Academy Award winning film, The Red Violin. The story of how it came into the hands of its current owner is just as fascinating. Don't miss the chance to experience a historic, first-ever performance in Lafayette, by world-renowned violin virtuoso, and longtime keeper of The Red Violin, Elizabeth Pitcairn, who, along with her legendary instrument, will lead the Symphony in performing a captivating suite from the now famous movie, as well as arrangements from Virgil Thomson's Pulitzer Prize Winning Acadian Songs and Dances, from the 1948 movie Louisiana Story. For tickets and more information, visit