Michael Butterman

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Aired Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Michael Butterman, Music Director and Conductor of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra along with composer Stephen Lias, about this seasons finale featuring works inspired by nature including the Gates of the Artic by Lias, La Mer by Debussy, Ghosts of the Grasslands by Heitzeg, and the Pines of Rome by Respighi.

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.

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.

Aired Friday, November 20, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman and guest violinist William Hagen about the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra featuring Mr. Hagen in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto along with Haydn's Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello with SSO players Matt Albert, violin; Ruth Drummond, cello; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon. Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 will round out the program.

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