By Kevin Shannahan
Over 150 members and friends of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra kicked off the symphony’s 2016-2017 concert season Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a Members Appreciation Wine and Cheese Reception, held at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s seven concerts will mark the society’s 51st season of supporting musical excellence at Northwestern State University.
The Society’s approximately 300 members provide $25,000 in scholarships each year to Northwestern music students who are studying strings. The society has been promoting and supporting the NSU Symphony Orchestra since 1966.