Music enthusiasts and wine lovers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the announcement of the Baton Rouge Symphony’s 2009-2010 Season at the Wine Loft in Downtown Baton Rouge. The symphony held its announcement in conjunction with the latest Downtown Baton Rouge event “Wine Walk Wednesdays.” Wine Walk Wednesdays is a weekly wine tasting adventure through several restaurants in Downtown Baton Rouge. (Read more about Wine Walk Wednesdays here).

The Baton Rouge Symphony’s baton provides magical, musical movement for the 2009-2010 Season. The Symphony’s Entergy Masterworks concert series begins September 17, 2009 with six concert dates including October 15, 2009; November 19, 2009; February 11, 2010; March 18, 2010; and concludes April 15, 2010. All of the Entergy Masterworks concerts will be held at the River Center Theatre at 7:30pm.

Chris Botti returns to Baton Rouge for an encore performance of sultry jazz as part of the Pennington Great Performers in Concert Series January 30, 2010. “The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation is proud to support the triumphant return of Chris Botti to Baton Rouge! Music enriches all our lives and I look forward to sharing a special and memorable evening with you,” Paula Pennington de la Bretonne said. The Louisiana Art and Science Museum will host a pre-concert black-tie gala reception sponsored by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry and Price LeBlanc Lexus.

To learn more about the Baton Rouge Symphony or to purchase tickets for the 2009-2010 Season visit