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Orchestra to combine music, art

By Clare McCarthy
April 20, 2017 at 11:09 p.m.

Conductor Gene Moon and members of the Longview Symphony orchestra will be performing the last concert of the season today.

The Longview Symphony orchestra's final concert of the season is planned as a complete sensory experience.

The concert, called "Dreams, Passions and Visions," is set at 7 p.m. today at the Belcher Center on the LeTourneau University campus.

"We have asked some of the area schools to get their students involved by producing some artwork for the show," said symphony Executive Director Jade Killingsworth.

Students were asked to listen to Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" and submit a painting or drawing reflecting their interpretation of the music.

The piece will be performed Friday at the concert, and three winning submissions will be displayed in a slideshow along with the music, Killingworth said.

"Our maestro, Dr. (Gene) Moon, just thought this would be a fun way of involving the students and also kind of demonstrating what this music and what this concert is all about, which is kind of artistic and visual in its own way," Killingsworth said.

A post-concert reception at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts will display the other student art submissions and is open to the public.

Tickets can be ordered online through the Belcher Center or by calling the box office at (903) 233-3080.

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