Symphony to let donors vote for music

By Special to the American Press

Lake Charles Symphony conductor Bohuslav Rattay has come up with an idea to let the audience have a hand in selecting one of the pieces that the

orchestra will play at the next concert.

He has chosen three pieces that use similar-size orchestras: Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s

“Capriccio Espagnol,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Festival Overture.”

Votes may be cast for a favorite by voting with dollars, raising funds for the symphony’s programs while getting symphony-goers

involved. The “People’s Choice Overture” will be performed at the Feb. 2 concert.

Voting may be done through December by mailing a check to the Lake Charles Symphony, P.O. Box 3102, Lake Charles, LA 70602.