Movies, Broadway and Americana are the perfect ingredients for a springtime dish.
Especially when that dish is served up by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in the finale of its 2013-14 POPS! series at the LSU Rural Life Museum.
“This will be the second year we’ve performed at the museum,” associate conductor David Torns says. “It’s a relaxing setting for us, and it’s a lot of fun.”
Torns will conduct the 7:30 p.m. program on the museum’s lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m., and audience members have the option of either buying a seat at a table or bringing lawn chairs and blankets.
The concert will be moved to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in case of inclement weather on Saturday.
This program will be performed by the full orchestra, which presented its finale Masterworks concert May 8.
The orchestra will be joined by Ana Maria Andricain, who had a successful career on Broadway before recently moving back to her hometown of Baton Rouge, where’s she’s since launched her line of nature inspired handcrafted jewelry, Jewel of Havana.
Andricain’s credits include Belle in “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” Fantine in “Les Miserables” and the title role in “Evita.”
“We’re so glad that we have the opportunity to feature this Baton Rouge talent,” Torns says. “She went to New York and made it big, and now she’s back performing with us. This is a tradition we’ll continue — we’ll always feature Louisiana talent at this concert.”
The program also will include movie music, including the “Theme from Superman,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” and the title song from “Forrest Gump.”
Andricain’s selections will include George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “If I Were a Belle” from “Guys and Dolls,” “The Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les Miserables.”
“We’ll end the program with a patriotic twist,” Torns says.
That’s the Americana part of the program, which will include the “Armed Forces Salute” and an audience sing-along.
“This concert is growing, and we want it to keep growing,” Torns says. “It’s going to be fun.”