Kermit Poling

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.

Aired Friday, December 18, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman along with Doug LaBrecque who will be one of the featured stars for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops: Stars on Stage concert. Mr. LaBrecque will be featured as vocalists on this concert along with LaKisha Jones and the Ark-La-Tex Children's Choir. For complete visit the Shreveport Symphony on line or call 318-227-8863.

Repeat Broadcast Friday, November 27, at 12 noon. The results are in and we have the winners of the 2015 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you this Sunday at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will is a live broadcast and a open to all. *** (Seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)***

This Year's Winners Are:

Imani Sarai Francis, Vocalist, age 17 from New Orleans, La., will sing “Music for a While,” by Henry Purcell.