Lester Senter Wilson http://redriverradio.org en Shreveport remembers native son Van Cliburn http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-remembers-native-son-van-cliburn <p>Shreveport is paying tribute to its native son Van Cliburn, the legendary pianist died Feb. 27 at his Fort Worth home. His early career was nurtured by the Shreveport Symphony community, and he never forgot that, according to Lester Senter Wilson. She’s been executive director of the Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport for 30 years. She said Cliburn played five times with the Shreveport Symphony, including a performance in 1972 when he celebrated the orchestra’s 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary. People packed the hall.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:36:18 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24259 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport remembers native son Van Cliburn