Airs Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. While Beethoven is generally acknowledged as the first great composer of cello sonatas, there have been numerous outstanding works written for the cello as a solo instrument over the last three centuries. Composers such as Boccherini, Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten all wrote compositions that every cellist must come to terms with at some point in their career. In this episode we listen to a cello recital featuring Eric Kim, a veteran of the SMF chamber music series, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and current professor of cello at the Indiana University School of Music.

Aired Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with classical guitarist Jason Vieaux about his performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra which takes place Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Theatre in Shreveport. Jose Luis Castillo will be the guest conductor for this concert.