Kermit Poling

General Manager

Named by Forum Magazine as one of the top ten faces to watch, Centaur recording artist Kermit Poling is Music Director of both the South Arkansas Symphony and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet as well as General Manager of the Red River Radio Network.

He has been the Associate/Resident Conductor and Concertmaster of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for over 26 years.  He performs extensively throughout the United States and around the world both as a violinist and conductor. 

Also a composer, Poling's first ballet, Snow White, was commissioned and premiered by the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet in the spring of 2003 and was repeated in 2004 and 2009 to rave reviews. Other compositions include the ballet The Wizard of Oz, a string quartet Within the Orb of Glories Wearing, and the score to the film Silent Treatment.  His most recent ballets include Phantom of the Opera, premiered by Ballet Oklahoma in 2010, and Aladdin, premiered by the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet in 2011.   His newest work, No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of Drum, was premiered in 2011, honoring the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  He has created orchestral arrangements for a wide range of artists, including Grammy winning guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and blues singer Irma Thomas.   He is also currently working on a new score to the original silent feature Tarzan.

Poling received the Outstanding Artist in Music Fellowship in 2000 from the State of Louisiana and twice received a Music Fellowship from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.  His awards include scholarships to the Boston Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Tanglewood Music Center, where he studied with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Gustav Meier and Seiji Ozawa.  In 2005, Maestro Poling served as one of three international judges for China’s National Young Artists Competition with the China National Symphony in Beijing.  He has received numerous commissions to create new scores for theatrical works, including The Glass Menagerie, Memoirs, Elektra and others. In 1998 he was chosen by Emmy award winning artist William Joyce to compose the music for his stage adaptation of The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs.

Maestro Poling has been a featured conductor on NPR's Performance Today, the Arkansas Educational Television Network, the Red River Radio Network, WGBH Boston and has appeared as violinist on Louisiana Public Television and PBS in addition to numerous television and radio stations throughout the country.   Last season, Centaur Records released a CD of his newest Christmas arrangements performed by the West Edge String Quartet.  Away from the podium, Poling also serves as the general manager of Red River Radio, the public radio network of Northwest and Central Louisiana, South Arkansas and East Texas. 

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Young Artists Competition

Each year, Red River Radio hosts a competition for young musicians (18 and under) throughout our listening region.   These young people submit recordings to be judged by a panel of distinguished professional musicians.   The winners chosen are offered the opportunity to perform for a radio broadcast in front of a live audience, and to have their performance professionally recorded by our staff.

Health Matters

Health Matters is a call in series featuring local Health Care Specialists discussing current understanding and treatment of health issues. The topic on the series range from pain management to cancer diagnosis and treatment options to depression and substance abuse. Kermit Poling is the host for these discussions and your calls and questions are an important part of each program.

Musical Tribute to John Shenaut

Verdi's Requiem - a recording from 1965

Local Music: Regional Symphony Broadcasts

Each week, host Kermit Poling brings you recent performances by one of our popular symphony orchestras. These broadcasts have become a popular part of our broadcast schedule. Tune in and see why!  

Upcoming Programs

July 25, 2014
Pianist Asiya Korepanova and violinists Elizabeth Ol'Bannon and Kermit Poling are featured soloists on this South Arkansas Symphony program.

PAST PERFORMANCES

July 18, 2014
Pianist Asiya Korepanova joins principal winds from the Shreveport Symphony for a program of chamber music.

July 11, 2014
Trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling joins the Shreveport Symphony for a musical Mardi Gras celebration

July 4, 2014
From the 2011 Symphony on the Square featuring Keron Jackson, Icy Simpson and the South Arkansas Symphony..

June 27, 2014
From the 2014 Shreveport Summer Music Festival a program of orchestral works by Handel, Poling, Kernis and more.

June 13, 2014
A performance of Mozart's Requiem, performed by area choruses along with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra..

June 6, 2014
4 soloists from Shreveport Opera Express perform opera highlights with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

May 23 and 30th, 2014
Pledge Weeks, no program.

May 16, 2014
The Marshall Symphony, performing music by Saint-Saens, Poling and more.

May 9, 2014
The South Arkansas Symphony with guest cellist Tina Guo perform music by Dvorak and more...

April 11, 2014
To be Determined (Special Program for this and the following week.)   Mozart Requiem rescheduled for May..

April 4, 2014
Trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling joins the Shreveport Symphony for a musical Mardi Gras celebration.

March 28, 2014
Pianist Asiya Korepanova and violinists Elizabeth Ol'Bannon and Kermit Poling are featured soloists on this South Arkansas Symphony program.

March 21, 2014
The Marshall Symphony performs the world premiere of Kermit Poling's silent film score to Tarzan of the Apes plus music of Saint-Saens.

March 14, 2014
The West Edge String Quartet performs with pianinst Yue Chu a program that includes Franck's Piano Quintet.

March 7, 2014
Pianist Asiya Korepanova joins principal winds from the Shreveport Symphony for a program of chamber music.t.

January 24, 2014
The 2011 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Keron Jackson, Icy Simpson, the Gospel Workshop Choir and the South Arkansas Symphony.

January 17, 2014
The Shreveport Symphony performs music of Vivaldi, Respighi, and Piazzolla as violinist Philippe Quint performs as guest artist.

January 10, 2014
The Shreveport Symphony performs Brahms Symphony #1 and Sibelius' Finlandia.   Violinist Jennifer Koh is the featured soloist.

January 3, 2014
The South Arkansas Symphony concert from October, 2013, featuring orchestral works by Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Marshner, Williams and more.

December 27
The Shreveport Symphony Holiday Pops concert from December 2013, featuring soprano Sarah Jane McMahpn and the Holiday Pops Childrens' Choir.

December 13
The Shreveport Symphony Holiday Pops concert from December 2012, featuring bass Timothy Jones and the Holiday Pops Childrens' Choir.

December 6
Violinist Elizabeth O'Bannon performs the Four Seasons of Vivaldi with the South Arkansas Symphony.

November 29
Soprano Twyla Robinson and pianist Asiya Korepanova perform with the Shreveport Symphony on a program celebrating the music of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

November 22
Narrator Sherman Desselle and Pianist Ariell Levioff join the Rapides Symphony for a concert called "Influenced and Inspired"

November 15
The South Arkansas Symphony performs a program of music of scary favorites, including the overture to Der Vampyre, a suite from Psycho, the Danse Macabre, and much more.

November 8
The Shreveport Symphony performs Brahms Symphony #1 and Sibelius' Finlandia.   Violinist Jennifer Koh is the featured soloist.

November 1
The Shreveport Summer Music Festival orchestra performs music of Joplin, Vivaldi and Poling.   Guest guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro is featured.

October 18-25   Pledge Drive

October 11
The South Arkansas Symphony rocks to the music of the Beatles with the Classical Mystery Tour

October 4
The I-49 Brass are featured in a concert recorded in Frost Chapel from April 28

Sept 27
Respighi's Pines of Rome is performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.   Pianist Alon Goldstein is featured.

Sept 20
Violinist Philippe Quint joins the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for a concert that includes music of Piazzolla, Vivaldi and Respighi

Sept 13
Narrator Sherman Desselle and Pianist Ariell Levioff join the Rapides Symphony for a concert called "Influenced and Inspired"

Sept 6
The Shreveport Symphony performs great music from Broadway with the "Wicked Divas".

August 30
A program by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with Michael Butterman conducting the music of Tchaikovsky.

August 23
A program by the Longview Symphony featuring the Grieg Piano Concerto.

August 16
Violinist Vadim Gluzman performs the Bruch Violin Concerto in g minor with the Shreveport Symphony.   The orchestra also performs music of Brahms and Dvorak

August 9
A program from the 2013 Shreveport Summer Music Festival featuring guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro.

July 26
Mandolin virtuoso Jeff Midkiff joins the Shreveport Symphony in a concert inspired by Nature.

July 19

Pianist Yue Chu performs with the West Edge String Quartet in a concert featuring music of Dvorak and Franck.

July 12
A performance from the 2012 Shreveport Summer Music Festival featuring music by Bach, Poling and more.

July 5
The South Arkansas Symphony is joined by Keron Jackson and Icy Simpson for a program of patriotic music.

June 28
Beatboxer Shodekeh and pianist Jon Nakamatsu join the Shreveport Symphony for a concert of American music.

June 21
The South Arkansas Symphony is joined by cellist Tina Guo for a performance of Dvorak's Cello Concerto..

June 14
The Shreveport Symphony performs an All-Tchaikovsky Concert recorded in May.

May 31 - June 7 - Pledge Drive, no program

May 17
The I-49 Brass are featured in a concert recorded in Frost Chapel from April 28..

May 10
Carmina Burana of Carl Orff performed by the South Arkansas Symphoy and area choirs

May 3
The Shreveport Symphony performs great music from Broadway with the "Wicked Divas".

April 25
The South Arkansas Symphony performs music by Respighi, Bach and more, featuring Theresa Zale Bridges and Elizabeth O'Bannon.

April 19
Wideman winning pianist Yue Chu performs with the West Edge String Quartet in a program of two piano quintets by Dvorak and Franck.

April 12
Beatboxer Shodekeh and pianist Jon Nakamatsu join the Shreveport Symphony for a concert of American music.

April 5
The Longview Symphony performs music of Glinka and Dvorak.   Featured guest is pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

March 22
The Longview Symphony performs music of Mozart, Diamond and others.   Ann Saslav is the featured piano soloist..

March 15
The Rapides Symphony performs music of Mussorgsky and more.

Off for Pledge Drive

February 15, 2013
The Shreveport Symphony features Mandolin virtuoso Jeff Midkiff in a performance spotlighting music and nature.

February 8, 2013
The Shreveport Summer Music Festival Orchestra performs music by Bach, Poling and others.   Featured soloists include Christopher Allen and Isador Saslav.

February 1, 2013
The South Arkansas Symphony performs the Pines of Rome of Respighi and other works.

PAST PERFORMANCES

January 25, 2013
The 2012 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, as performed by the South Arkansas Symphony with regional gospel choirs and pianist Awadagin Pratt.

January 18, 2013
The Longview Symphony performs music of Glinka and Dvorak.   Featured guest is pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

January 11, 2013
An encore performance by the Longview Symphony Orchestra.

December 21 - Shreveport Symphony Holiday Pops 2012 with Timothy Jones, Holiday Pops Childrens' Chorus and more.

December 14   *****RESCHEDULED BECAUSE OF THE MOVE TO OUR NEW STUDIOS
The South Arkansas Symphony performs  a new work by Ellen Taafe Zwillich performed by pianist Jeffrey Biegel.    Also featured, Sally Horak Hundemer plays a Vivaldi piccolo concerto and choirs from TWU, SAU and El Dorado High School join the orchestra for Vivaldi's Gloria.

December 7
A holiday celebration with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra from December of 2011.

November 30
The Shreveport Symphony performs music from great film scores.   Featured is the score to the award winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

November 23
The Shreveport Symphony performs a program featuring music from Ireland alongside the Symphony #7 of Beethoven.

November 16
Guitarist Giovanni DeChiaro performs a guitar recital at the opening concert of the St. George's Bossier Masterworks Series

November 9
Pianist Yue Chu performs Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto with the South Arkansas Symphony on a program that also includes Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

November 2
Violinist Vadim Gluzman performs the Bruch Violin Concerto in g minor with the Shreveport Symphony.   The orchestra also performs music of Brahms and Dvorak.

October 26
A performance by the Rapides Symphony

October 12 and 19 - no performances due to Pledge Drive

October 5
A performance by the South Arkansas Symphony, featuring young artists in concerto performances.

September 28
River City Repertory Theatre presents Overtures and Ovations, featuring Tony award winner Donna McKechnie, Jeremiah James, the Shreveport Opera Chorus, the Shreveport Symphony conducted by Kermit Poling, and other well known performers in a concert highlighting some of the greatest music from Broadway

September 21
Violinist Kermit Poling performs the violin concerto of Samuel Barber on an all American Shreveport Symphony concert that also features the SSO Percussion Trio.

September 14
The Shreveport Symphony performs a program featuring music from Ireland alongside the Symphony #7 of Beethoven.

September 7
The opening concert of the 2012 Shreveport Summer Music Festival, featuring music of Poling, Hundemer and Bach

August 31
The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra hosts the finals of the Nina Wideman Piano Competition from February.

 August 17-24  special programming

August 10
The Music of the Beatles, as performed by the Classical Mystery Tour and the South Arkansas Symphony.

August 3
The 2011 Symphony on the Square featuring the South Arkansas Symphony and singers Keron Jackson and Icy Simpson.

July 13
River City Repertory Theatre presents Overtures and Ovations, featuring Tony award winner Donna McKechnie, Jeremiah James, the Shreveport Opera Chorus, the Shreveport Symphony conducted by Kermit Poling, and other well known performers in a concert highlighting some of the greatest music from Broadway.

July 6
The 15th Annual Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, performed by the South Arkansas Symphony and featuring guest pianist Awadagin Pratt.

June 29
The opening concert of the 2012 Shreveport Summer Music Festival.

June 22
Red River Radio's 3rd Annual Young Artist Competition Winners Concert

June 15
The Shreveport Symphony performs a program of American music, featuring violinist Kermit Poling and percussionists Chandler Teague, Anthony Robinson and Doug Parmalee.

June 8
Music of Mozart and Liszt, performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.

FUND DRIVE MID MAY-  - NO PROGRAMS

May 4
The finalists from this year's Nina Wideman Piano Competition perform three Russian concertos with the Shreveport Symphony, led by guest conductor David Cho.

April 27
An all Brahms concert by the Shreveport Symphony and guest pianist Norman Krieger.

April 20
The Rapides Symphony performs a program called Shadows and Light.

April 13 - 
Longview Symphony performs music of Ravel and Shostakovich

April 6 - Special programming, no regional symphony this day

March 30
An encore presentation of a performance of Verdi's Requiem, recorded over 40 years ago by the Shreveport Symphony conducted by John Shenault.

March 23
Cellist Tina Guo performs Dvorak's Cello Concerto.   Wideman winner Stanislav Krischenko also performs with the South Arkansas Symphony.

March 16
The Planets by Gustav Holst and more, performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.   Wideman winner Ko-eun Lee performs as special guest.

March 2 and March 9 - no programs due to fund drive.

February 24
Violinist Elisabeth Bordelon and pianist Colton Peltier are the featured soloists in a concert called "imagine the Future" performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.

February 17
The Shreveport Symphony performs music of  Brahms conducted by Michael Butterman.    Pianist Norman Krieger is featured in the 2nd Piano Concerto.

February 10
In honor of Black History Month, the 2012 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring pianist Awadagin Pratt and the Gospel and Community Choirs with the South Arkansas Symphony, conducted by Kermit Poling.

February 3
From April 2011, a performance by the Rapides Symphony.

Past Programs 

January 27
The Rapides Symphony in a performance from March of 2011 featuring pianists Wesley Ducote and MinJung Kim.   Music of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more

January 20
Or'ff's Carmina Burana as performed by the South Arkansas Symphony along with the Centenary College Choir, the Ouachita Baptist Choir and soloists.

January 13
 
The 14th Annual Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed by the South Arkansas Symphony and the Gospel Workshop and Community Choirs from January of 2011.

January 6
2012 - The South Arkansas Symphony presents a concert featuring the music of Haydn and Bach, with soloists Theresa Zale Bridges and Elizabeth O'Bannon

2011 Broadcasts:

December 30  The 2011 Holiday Pops concert by the Shreveport Symphony.

December 23
Handel's Messiah, in a performance by the South Arkansas Symphony and area choirs and soloists.

December 16
From last year, a Holiday Pops concert by the Shreveport Symphony featuring Seva May, Gale Odom and school children from the region, conducted by Kermit Poling.

December 9 - SPECIAL
In memory of Maestro John Shenaut, a performance of Verdi's Requiem performed by the Shreveport Symphony from April 13, 1965 featuring soprano Jasmine Egan, mezzo-soprano Dorothy Scales, Tenor Robert Bernauer, bass William Dooley and the Louisiana Tech Chorus, conducted by Maestro Shenaut.

December 2
The Shreveport Symphony performs music of Amram, Elgar and Tchaikovsky.   Zuill Bailey is the featured cello soloist.

November 25
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, recorded in performance with the Shreveport Symphony and Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, conducted by Kermit Poling.

November 18
From April 2011, a program by the Rapides Symphony featuring music of Walton and Respighi.

November 11
The Shreveport Summer Music Festival orchestra performs Elgar's Enigma Variations, Mozart's Symphony #25 and Poling's "No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of Drums".   Also, soprano Icy Rene Simpson sings music of Mozart and Gershwin.

November 4
The South Arkansas Symphony performs The Planets by Holst.   Also music of Saint-Saens and Williams.

October 21 and October 28 - Pledge drive, no program

October 14
The Shreveport Symphony performs music of Amram, Elgar and Tchaikovsky.   Zuill Bailey is the featured cello soloist.

October 7
Encore presentation of the 2011 Red River Radio Young Artists' Winners Concert

September 30
The Rapides Symphony in a performance from March of 2011 featuring pianists Wesley Ducote and MinJung Kim.   Music of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and more.

September 23
The South Arkansas Symphony presents violinist Xiang Gao playing the Butterfly Lover's Concerto and pianist Anna Bulkina.

September 16
The 2011 Symphony on the Square from El Dorado featuring the South Arkansas Symphony along with Keron Jackson and Icy Simpson.

September 9
Nordic Treasures - music of Nielson, Grondahl and Sibelius performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.   Soloist is Michael Davidson.

September 2
The 2011 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the Dallas opera singer Keron Jackson, a mass Gospel choir, and the South Arkansas Symphony.

August 26
From April 2011, a program by the Rapides Symphony featuring music of Walton and Respighi.

August 19
Rachel Barton Pine performs the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Shreveport Symphony.

August 12
Carmina Burana, performed by the regional choirs, soloists and the South Arkansas Symphony.

August 5
Expressions of Passion -  performed by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra.

July 29
The Shreveport Symphony performs the world premiere of the ballet Aladdin, composed by Kermit Poling for the new production by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

July 22
The 2011 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the Dallas opera singer Keron Jackson, a massed Gospel choir, and the South Arkansas Symphony.

July 15 - RESCHEDULED
Three young pianists compete for the Gold at the finals for the Nina Plant Wideman Piano Competition, accompanied by the Shreveport Symphony.

July 8
Beethoven's Symphony #5 and Shostakovich's Symphony #5 performed by the Shreveport Symphony.

July 1
The 2011 Symphony on the Square, performed by the South Arkansas Symphony with singers Icy Simpson and Keron Jackson.   Patriotic music and more.

June 24
The Shreveport Summer Music Festival orchestra performs Elgar's Enigma Variations, Mozart's Symphony #25 and Poling's "No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of Drums".   Also, soprano Icy Rene Simpson sings music of Mozart and Gershwin.

June 17
The 2011 Red River Radio Young Artists' Competition concert, featuring the winners of this year's competition.

June 10
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins the Shreveport Symphony for a performance of Brahms' Violin Concerto.

June 3
The South Arkansas Symphony is joined by pianist Alon Goldstein for Mendelssohn's Piano concerto #1.   Also featured, Respighi's Pines of Rome.

May 27
The Marshall Symphony Orchestra performs the World Premiere of No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of Drum - a work commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.   Featured guests are Icy Simpson, Dr. Archie McDonald, Gail Beil and Kermit Poling.

May 20
Trombonist Michael Davidson performs the Grohndahl Trombone concerto with the South Arkansas Symphony on a concert that also includes music of Sibelius and Nielsen.

May 13
The Shreveport Symphony performs the world premiere of the ballet Aladdin, composed by Kermit Poling for the new production by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.

May 6
The 2011 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the Dallas opera singer Keron Jackson, a massed Gospel choir, and the South Arkansas Symphony.

April 29
Jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling performs a salute to Louis Armstrong with the Shreveport Symphony.

April 22 - Good Friday Special.   No Regional Symphony this day.

April 15
Beethoven's Symphony #5 and Shostakovich's Symphony #5 performed by the Shreveport Symphony.

April 8
Violinist Xiang Gao performs The Butterfly Lover's violin concerto with the South Arkansas Symphony.

April 1
The Marshall Symphony Orchestra performs the World Premiere of No Sound of Trumpet nor Roll of Drum - a work commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.   Featured guests are Icy Simpson, Dr. Archie McDonald, Gail Beil and Kermit Poling.

March 25
An encore presentation of The 2010 Red River Radio Young Artist Competition Winner's concert from LSUS.

March 18
The Shreveport Symphony performs two Fifths - Beethoven's and Shostakovich's.

MARCH 4 - March 11, Pledge Drive, no program

February 25
Trombonist Michael Davidson performs the Grohndahl Trombone concerto with the South Arkansas Symphony on a concert that also includes music of Sibelius and Nielsen.

February 18
The South Arkansas Symphony presents the 2009 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 11
Three young pianists compete for the Gold at the finals for the Nina Plant Wideman Piano Competition, accompanied by the Shreveport Symphony.

February 4
Violinist Elizabeth O'Bannon performs the Four Seasons of Vivaldi with the South Arkansas Symphony.

January 28
Chamber music performed by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra

January 14
Violinist Xiang Gao performs the Butterfly Lovers Concerto with the South Arkansas Symphony in a concert called "East Meets West".

January 7
The South Arkansas Symphony is joined by pianist Alon Goldstein for Mendelssohn's Piano concerto #1.   Also featured, Respighi's Pines of Rome.

2010 LISTINGS

December 31 
The complete Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky, performed by the Shreveport Symphony for the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet

December 24
Gale Odom, Seva May and over 150 elementary and middle school students perform a Holiday Pops concert with the Shreveport Symphony, conducted by Kermit Poling

December 17
Choirs from South Arkansas and special guest soloists join the South Arkansas Symphony for Handel's Messiah.  

December 10
A South Arkansas Symphony holiday special, featuring holiday favorites and excerpts from Vaughan Williams' Hodie.

December 3
The Shreveport Symphony performs the music of Samuel Barber and Gustav Mahler.   Mary Wilson is the featured soloist.

PAST PROGRAMS
November 26
A program of music from the 2010 Shreveport Summer Music Festival, conducted by Sidney Harth

PAST PROGRAMS
November 12

Violinist Xiang Gao performs the Butterfly Lovers Concerto and pianist Anna Bulkina performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto #1 with the South Arkansas Symphony in a concert also featuring the music of Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov.

November 5
An encore presentation of "Expressions of Passion" performed by the Rapides Symphony.

October 29
Cellist Tina Guo and Pianist Stanislav Krischenko performs with the South Arkansas Symphony in a program that includes music of Dvorak and Rachmaninoff.

October 22
The South Arkansas Symphony features pianist Alon Goldstein in a concert that includes Mendelssohn's 1st Piano Concerto and Respighi's Pines of Rome

October 1, 8, 15 - fall membership campaign, program pre-empted

September 24
The Rapides Symphony Orchestra performs music of Strauss, Mendelssohn and Ravel in "Expressions of Passion"

September 17
The Longview Symphony performs a Night at the Movies

September 10
Cellist Tina Guo and pianist Stanislav Khrischenko perform music of Dvorak and Rachmaninoff with the South Arkansas Symphony.

September 3
The Shreveport Symphony features a keyboard extravaganza, featuring 2 award winning pianists and music of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saens

August 27
The Canadian band Jeans N Classics plays an Eagles Tribute Concert with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

August 20
Orff's Carmina Burana as performed by the Centenary College Choir, the Ouachita Baptist College Choir, the SAU Heritage Singers, SouthArk Singers, the El Dorado High School Oratoria Singers, 3 outstanding soloists and the South Arkansas Symphony.

August 13
A program of music from the 2010 Shreveport Summer Music Festival, conducted by Sidney Harth

August 6
Three outstanding young singers with Shreveport Opera Express perform a recital recorded last spring.

July 30
"Expressions of Passion" - a concert by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra.

July 23
The Longview Symphony performs Respighi's Pines of Rome and other works.

July 16
Cellist Tina Guo and pianist Stanislav Khrischenko perform music of Dvorak and Rachmaninoff with the South Arkansas Symphony.

July 9
Vocalist and Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton performs with the South Arkansas Symphony.

July 2
The 2010 Symphony on the Square performed by the South Arkansas Symphony with singers Jenna Tucker and Trevor Neal.

June 25
The Shreveport Symphony performs with two outstanding pianists, featuring music of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saens.  

June 18
A performance by the Longview Symphony - TBA

June 11
The Longview Symphony performs a Night at the Movies.

June 4
NO SHOW - Fund drive this week

May 28
The Winner's Concert from the 2010 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition.

PAST PROGRAMS
May 21

Orff's Carmina Burana as performed by the Centenary College Choir, the Ouachita Baptist College Choir, the SAU Heritage Singers, SouthArk Singers, the El Dorado High School Oratoria Singers, 3 outstanding soloists and the South Arkansas Symphony.

May 14
3 outstanding singers from Shreveport Opera Express perform a concert of operatic and show excerpts.

May 7
The Red River Winds perform Winds of Change.

April 30
A program of orchestral favorites performed by the Shreveport Symphony from a concert recorded in January 2010.  Music of Tchaikovsky.

April 23
From May of 2009 a program of Broadway, Movie and Patriotic music performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.

April 16
The South Arkansas Symphony performs music of Respighi, Mendelssohn and more.   Alon Goldstein is the featured pianist.

April 9
The Longview Symphony performs the Pines of Rome and other works.

Break for fund drive and special programming.

February 26
An African-American History month special - the 2010 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed by area choirs and the South Arkansas Symphony.

February 19
The Shreveport Symphony returns to the stage for an all-Tchaikovsky concert, recorded in January, 2010

February 12
The Longview Symphony performs a Night at the Movies

February 5
The Rapides Symphony performs a concert called "Expressions of the Eternal".

January 29
A program of Spanish influenced music featuring violinist Jennifer Carsillo and the South Arkansas Symphony

January 22
A concert by the Longview Symphony featuring music of Wagner, Respighi, Rouse and Rachmaninoff.

January 15
The 2009 Community Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring singers from throughout South Arkansas, former Governor David Pryor, and the South Arkansas Symphony.

January 8
Arkansas vocalist and Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton performs wth the South Arkansas Symphony.

2009 listings

December 11
Music from the Snowman and more.   Holiday special.

November 27
Pianist Alon Goldstein performs with the South Arkansas Symphony in a program of the music of Respighi, Mendelssohn and more.

November 20
The Longview Symphony performs music of Dvorak, Mozart and Beethoven.

November 13
The Red River Winds perform Winds of Change.

November 6
The premiere concert performance of CODA, featuring the I-49 Brass Quintet, flutist Sally Horak, and the members of OPUS performing Beethoven's Symphony #5.

October 30
The Rapides Symphony performing "Expressions of Passion"

October 9
A CYBER DAY SPECIAL - The Canadian band Jeans N Classics plays an Eagles Tribute Concert with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

October 2
An encore presentation of Harmony on the Red, as performed on the campus of LSUS.

September 25
Guitarist Giovanni deChiaro performs with the South Arkansas Symphony in a concert of romantic music for chamber orchestra.

September 18
The South Arkansas Symphony performs the 2nd annual Symphony on the Square

September 11
Expressions of the Eternal, a program by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra.
 

3:37pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Youth in Jeopardy

Program 4: Higher Education's Role

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The fourth program in the series on "Higher Education's Role" aired on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. Guests for the program were Dr. Paul Sisson, Provost and Vice Chancellor, LSUS; Christianne Wojcik, Director of Academic Services, LSUS;  Janice Sneed, Vice Chancellor of Community and Workforce Development, Southern University Shreveport;  Saundra Bigham, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment for Southern University Shreveport.

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