The Listening Room

The Listening Room offers another way to experience world-class symphonic music, in a smaller, more intimate, salon-style setting. Concerts are held in the AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater, which is converted to take on the feel of a living room or parlor. In this setting, audiences will enjoy a rich repertoire of lesser-known but highly regarded classical music works, performed by small chamber ensembles and guest musicians from around the world.

2023 Schedule of Performers

January 15
Virginia Luque
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Virginia Luque

Virginia Luque plays classical and flamenco music in a Spanish romantic style, combining extraordinary technical virtuosity, with beautiful tone and musicianship. She recently recorded Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Symphony Orchestra, at Abbey Road Studios. She’s also been awarded first prize at several international competitions, including the Manuel de Falla Competition for Classical Guitar in Granada, Spain, and has received the Lincoln Center Scholarship among other awards.

March 12
Gregory Harrington
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Gregory Harrington

Born in Dublin and based in New York City, violinist Gregory Harrington is redefining the classical virtuoso for the 21st century. As a classical artist, he is admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship. His unique ability to transform movie and film scores, popular jazz, rock and pop music into brand new violin concert pieces has enthralled audiences around the world.

April 13
Fernando Saint Martin
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Fernando Saint Martin

Fernando Saint Martin de Maria y Campos holds a Bachelor in Piano Performance from Escuela Superior de Musica del INBA in Mexico, where he graduated with honors. He also holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Schulich School of Music, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. While studying at McGill, he was awarded the Zoya Solod Memorial and Schulich scholarships. He currently he holds a teaching position at Facultad de Musica at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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