The Lutcher Theater and Shangri La Botanical Gardens announced the return of Symphony at Shangri La featuring the Symphony of Southeast Texas. The concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5 PM. Originally it was scheduled for the fall of last year, but had to be rescheduled due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. This is not the reopening of Shangri La. The buildings of the botanical gardens are still undergoing repairs, but the gardens are in good shape and will be opened for this event only.
All are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch to soak up the alluring sights and sounds of spring and the performing arts at sunset. Lawn seating is available for $15.00 at lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher theater Box Office at 409.886.5535.
The Symphony of Southeast Texas, conducted by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton, returns to Shangri La Gardens in the spring to indulge patrons with a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music. New this year, the program will feature Soprano soloist, Abigail Dueppen. This event has always been a crowd pleaser.
Message from Shangri La Gardens Director, Rick Lewandowski:
:Despite the devastating flooding and damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is well on the road to recovery through the amazing commitment of staff and contractors over the past several months.
While many buildings are in the process of renovation, the gardens, wildlife and nature have seen a remarkable recovery. Spring at Shangri La Gardens is sure to be filled with the many sights, sounds, and fragrances of spring, providing a perfect setting for the joyous celebration of music and nature in the Garden through talents and skills of Symphony of Southeast Texas orchestra led by Maestro, Chelsea Tipton III.
We truly hope you will join us to celebrate the beauty of nature, the joy of music, and the resilience of our community for the 2018 Spring Symphony at Shangri.”
As soon as Shangri La reopens we will let you know. They have confirmed that the gardens will return to free admission when it does.