Apr 17, 2014 4:42 PM by Ian Auzenne
A popular Lafayette Fourth of July concert will not be held this year.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will not host its "Red, White, and Boom" event this Independence Day.
ASO executive director Jenny Krueger says the decision came after the organization reevaluated its business model.
"We had to figure out what ways we could best use our resources to make the best impact on the community and on the organization," Paulson said.
Paulson noted that the ASO is focusing on three main projects: its 30th anniversary concert series, its Do-Re-ME! initiative in local preschools, and the orchestra's magazine, OVERTURE.
Paulson said the ASO has not ruled out bringing back Red, White, and Boom in the future.
ASO also released a full statement regarding its decision not to hold Red, White, and Boom this year. It is as follows:
The Acadiana Symphony is extremely proud of the RWB program that we have offered to the public over the past number of years. However we, like all organizations, need to evaluate from time to time how best to deploy our resources and energy towards those efforts that will allow us to make the greatest and most valuable impact to the community.
Therefore and regrettably, ASO will not be putting on the RWB this year however we do look forward to continuing with and improving upon our core initiatives which include:
* The promotion of our 2014-2015 concert season, which allows us to employ over 70 local musicians/artists.
* The expansion of our Do-Re-ME! Program, which provides an arts-integrated approach to teaching the academics to over 1,000 preschoolers in Acadiana
* Overture magazine, which provides a mechanism for our entire community to learn more and become active in all of the wonderful artistic experiences that are available to us in Acadiana.