Kermit Poling

Airs Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m.  Steve Aiken joins Kermit Poling as the Shreveport Opera Express presents a wonderful concert in our Marion and Donald Weiss performance studios. Tune in a help support the arts on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or online here. 

Aired Friday, February 19, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Lois Robinson, Executive Director of the Shreveport Symphony and Composer Todd Gabriel about this Sunday's SSO Chamber music Concert which takes place Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Centenary College. The concert is free and open to all and features the world premiere of Todd Gabriel's "American Essays." Also on the concert Weber's Trio in G Minor, Op. 63 and Martinu's Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano.

Aired Friday, January 22, at 11 am. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman about this weekend's Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Concert which honors Virginia Shehee, longtime supporter of the orchestra and the SSO’s Honorary Board Chair. The concert also celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Wideman Piano Competition. Guest pianists Stanislav Khristenko and Tomer Gewirtzman will each present a concerto and the concert concludes with the World Premiere of the Symphony No.

Aired Thursday, January 21, at 12 noon Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition, about this weekend's 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Wideman Piano Competition. Saturday's concert features pianist Stanislav Khristenko in the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich and then pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will perform the Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg. The concert concludes with the world premiere of the Symphony No. 1 (“Shreveport Symphony”) by Kermit Poling.

Airs Thursday, January 14, at 6 p.m. It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are definitely our windows to view the world around us, so it’s important to protect our eyesight. Kermit Poling hosts this Health Matters with guests Dr. Chanping Liang, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology/Glaucoma Specialist at LSU Health, and Dr. Amar Patel, from the LSU Health Shreveport Ophthalmology Department, to talk about glaucoma and other conditions that affect vision. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 or via Twitter @rrrpublicradio.

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