Local Music: Regional Symphony Broadcasts

Fridays at 12:06 PM

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

February 5, 2016
Carmina Burana featuring the Rapides Symphony.

January 29, 2016
Music of Liszt and Grieg are featured in a program of piano music celebrating the dedication of the Van Cliburn Auditorium at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

January 22, 2016
 Pianist Gabriella Montero is the featured guest artist on a program featuring music of Rachmaninoff and more.

January 15, 2016
Music of Dukas, Mussorgsky, Williams and more in a Halloween spectacular by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

January 8, 2016 - the world premiere performance of Kermit Poling's score to the silent movie Tarzan performed by the Marshall Symphony.​

December 25, 2015 - The 2015 Holiday Pops concert by the Shreveport Symphony, featuring singers Doug LeBrecque and LaKisha Jones, along with the ArkLaTex Childrens' Choir.

December 18, 2015 - The 2015 Holiday Pops concert by the South Arkansas Symphony, featuring Nancy Carey and a childrens' chorus, conducted by Kermit Poling.

December 11, 2015 - The 2014 Holiday Pops concert by the Shreveport Symphony, featuring Gary Mauer, Elizabeth Southard and the Holiday Pops Chorus, conducted by Kermit Poling.

December 4, 2015 - South Arkansas Symphony.   Concertmaster Elizabeth O'Bannon performs the Four Seasons of Vivaldi.

November 27, 2015 - Young Artist Competition Winners concert

November 20, 2015 - Music of Dukas, Mussorgsky, Williams and more in a Halloween spectacular by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

November 13, 2015 - The music of Queen, performed by Jeans N Classics along with the Marshall Symphony Orchestra and the ETBU University Singers.

PAST PROGRAMS

November 6, 2015 - A program of Russian music featuring guest pianist  Gabriella Montero playing the music of Rachmaninoff.

September 11, 2015 - A program of music highlighting Tchaikovsky, performed by the Shreveport Symphony.  Vadim Gluzman is featured violin soloist.

September 4, 2015 - Violinist Stephanie Chase performs the Violin Concerto of Brahms with the South Arkansas Symphony.   Beethoven's Symphony #5 is also included.

August 21, 2015
A program celebrating Spring by the Shreveport Symphony (rescheduled)

August 14, 2015
Mendelssohn Anniversary Special - no program that day

August 7, 2015
TBA

July 31, 2015
Carmina Burana, performed by the South Arkansas Symphony.

July 24, 2015
Broadway star Craig Schulman performs Heroes, Monsters and Madmen with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

July 17, 2015
An encore performance from the 2014 Shreveport Summer Music Festival.

July 10, 2015
Music of Tchaikovsky highlights this concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

July 3, 2015
Patriotic music and more from the 2015 Symphony on the Square performed by the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

June 26, 2015
Music of Britten, Copland and Holst, including the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings performed by Eric Christopher Perry and Tom Hundemer and the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

June 19, 2015
Music of  Dvorak on a Shreveport Symphony program featuring guest cellist John-Henry Crawford.

PAST PROGRAMS

May 15, 2015
John Henry Crawford is featured along with 4 other top musicians from the region in a chamber music concert of the double cello quintet of Schubert.

May 8, 2015
Holst's The Planets and other music featured on this concert by the South Arkansas Symphony.

May 1, 2015
John Henry Crawford is guest soloist on this Shreveport Symphony program that features the music of Dvorak and Liadov.

April 24, 2015
Broadway star Craig Schulman performs Heroes, Monsters and Madmen with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

April 17, 2015
Music from the Texas Street Arts Series - Pianist Yue Chu performs with the West Edge String Quartet.

April 10, 2015

Music of Britten, Copland and Holst, including the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings performed by Eric Christopher Perry and Tom Hundemer and the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

March 27, 2015
Music from the 2013 Shreveport Summer Music Festival

March 20, 2015
Music of Schumann, Copland and more on this Shreveport Symphony program celebrating Spring.

March 6 and 13 - Pledge Drive.   No program

February 20, 2015
From the 2014 Shreveport Summer Music Festival, a program of music by Galuppi, Handel, Kernis and Poling.

February 13, 2015
A South Arkansas Symphony program featuring the music of Bach and more.

February 6, 2015
Cellist John Henry Crawford is featured in performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on a program of music by Bartok and Dvorak.

January 23, 2015
Gold Medal Pianist Yevgeny Yontov is featured in performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on a program of music by Mozart and Beethoven.

January 16, 2015
Guitarist John De Chiaro is featured in a performance from the Shreveport Summer Music Festival.

January 2, 2015
Rimsky Korsakov's Sheherezade is the featured work on this concert by the Shreveport Symphony. 

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Airs Friday, May 29, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to Turkey and the shores of the Bosphorus for Scheherazade and Other Musical Tales from the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. This one-hour, music-based profile includes selections from the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra's latest CD, their third collaboration with the bespoke classical label ONYX Classics, along with commentary from many of the principals involved.

Airs Friday, August 17 at 12:00 noon. Join us for the Winner's Concert from the 2012 Young artist Competition. The judges made their selections and the winners assembled on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m., at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater to perform. Red River Radio captured this concert for broadcast. Here is today's concert and the performers. Click on this post and listen to concert again online. (more)

Airs Friday, July 27 at 12:00 noon.  The world is turning to London this month as the 2012 Olympic Games kick off. Timed to end exactly one minute before the Opening Ceremony begins, APM presents a fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms! Join APM's Fred Child as he hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9. The broadcast will begin with a music-rich pre-games feature, hosted by Fred Child, including highlights of the BBC Proms as well as brief colorful comments from Daniel Barenboim, Olympic athletes, and London locals.

In 1999, Daniel Barenboim, together with the late Palestinian literary scholar Edward Said and by invitation of the Kunstfest Weimar, created a workshop for young musicians from Israel and Palestine and various Arab countries of the Middle East seeking to enable intercultural dialogue and to promote the experience of collaborating on a matter of common interest. Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said named the Orchestra and workshop after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s collection of poems entitled “West-Eastern Divan”, a central work for the evolution of the concept of world culture. (more)

Airs Friday, July 20 at 12:00 noon.   Spring for Music showcases some of North America’s most exciting orchestras at Carnegie Hall. In Program 1, the Houston Symphony performs an all-Shostakovich program including a rarity, Anti-Formalist Rayok, a protest piece that was not performed publicly until the Soviet Union was self-destructing. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s iconic Symphony No. 11. Music director Hans Graf conducts, with bass soloist Mikhail Svetlov.

Airs Friday, July 13 at 12:00 noon.  River City Repertory Theatre, the area’s only professional theatre company, presents its 2012 “Overtures & Ovations” concert, recorded live at Riverview Theatre. The concert brings together the Shreveport Symphony and the Shreveport Opera Chorus performing an evening of Broadway overtures and definitive songs with Tony Award winning actress, Donna McKechnie and London’s West End star, Jeremiah James. They will lead the audiences through an evening of show stopping performances and overtures that have set the standard on Broadway.

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