Press Image - Justine Pumfrey / Mitsuko Uchida

Airs Thursday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Every summer in Vermont, musicians come together to find the quiet, space and time to explore the meaning and magic of chamber music. Since 1951, the Marlboro Music Festival has been summer home to classical luminaries such as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, Richard Goode, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Murray Perahia, Jaime Laredo, and Mitsuko Uchida (its current Artistic Director), to name a few.

Airs Monday, November 2, at 1 p.m. This week from the San Francisco Orchestra pianist Yuja Wang joins music director Michael Tilson Thomas for a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major by the precocious teenager Sergei Prokofiev. Debussy's evocative image for orchestra as well as several small romantic delicacies all composed to showcase the pallet of the orchestra including Fauré's Pavane, Schubert's Entr’acte No. 3, Dvořák's Legends for Orchestra, Grieg’s The Last Spring, and the Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor by Litolff.

Airs Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater will lead the orchestra in the Concert featuring music inspired by Eastern European folk music with the Românesc by Ligeti, Three Legends for Orchestra by Dvořák, and the Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski. In the middle, pianist Simon Trpčeski will step to the stage for a performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26. The concert also features the Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass by Hindemith.

Aired Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Butterman and guest Cellist John-Henry Crawford about their next concert, which takes place Saturday, January 24, with a pre-concert conversation starting at 6:40 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater. The program features Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.  

After completing his studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, cellist John-Henry Crawford returns to Shreveport to perform one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-222-7496.

Red River Radio Spotlight: Simone Dinnerstein with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

May 2, 2014

Aired Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m.  Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Simone Dinnersten, composer Philip Lasser, and music director/conductor Michael Betterman about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's season finale and chamber concerts this weekend. Works to be performed are Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Philip Lasser's Piano Concerto subtitled The Circle and the Child, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Sunday's chamber concert features J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions; excerpts from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations Arr. for string trio; and J.S.