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Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra performs for students

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Many children look forward to a discovery concert by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the excitement created by it was at Christian Life Academy on Wednesday.

Symphony players performed a list of musical works known for their excitement or emotion. They also go for songs that are recognizable. They sometimes play the theme from the Super Mario video game or the movie Star Wars.

The Rodrigue Foundation added the Blue Dog arts flavor and Louisiana A+ Schools helped sponsor the visit.

"It's the first time they're going to hear a violin play or an oboe play or a trumpet play," said David Torns, associate conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. "We're hoping they're going to learn a little bit about Rodrigue and honor his memory and just connect art with music."

The Baton Rouge Symphony discovery concerts have inspired children since 1947.

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