It's a circus in here!

by Walter Pierce

Acadiana Symphony blends classical and pop music with Euro cirque mystique. Talk about synergy. The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will blend the beauty of live symphonic music with the wonder of the European cirque tradition on Nov. 10 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center when it presents Cirque de la Symphonie.

This new production brings in cirque artists from around the world - acrobats, contortionists, dancers, balancers, aerial flyers, jugglers - who will perform professionally choreographed routines to both masterpieces of the classical tradition and popular contemporary works. The family-friendly performance will also feature face painters, balloon artists and even a visit from Ronald McDonald to make the evening truly surreal.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Tickets range from $20-$48 are available through Ticketmaster, the Heymann Center box office and the ASO's website, AcadianaSymphony.org.