Poulenc

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Aired Friday, October 21, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman from the Shreveport Symphony along with guest artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe about the next concert with the Shreveport Symphony, Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater. They will perform Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert also includes Rusty Air in Carolina by Mason Bates and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite.

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Airs Saturday, October 1, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues Of The Carmelites staring Leontyne Price as Madame Lidoine, Virginia Zeani as Mother Marie, with Betsy Norden as Sister Constance, Régine Crespin as Madame de Croissy, Carol Vaness as Blance, Howard Hensel as Chevalier de la Force, and Eric Halfvarson as Marquis de la Force. Henry Lewis conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus with stage direction from John Dexter and the chorus master is Richard Bradshaw.

Airs Tuesday, December 1, at 1 p.m. Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

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Airs Saturday, May 4 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Dialogues des Carmélites, Poulenc’s opera about a group of nuns whose faith is tested under the Terror of the French Revolution. Louis Langrée conducts the first Met performance of the opera since 2003, which will feature role debuts by Isabel Leonard as the naïve Blanche de la Force and Patricia Racette as Madame Lidoine, the inspiring new Prioress of a Carmelite convent. Felicity Palmer will reprise her acclaimed portrayal of the ailing old Prioress, Madame de Croissy, and the cast also includes Erin Morley as Sister Constance, Elizabeth Bishop as Mother Marie, and Paul Appleby as Blanche’s brother. Dialogues des Carmélites will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 4.