Red River Radio Spotlight

Aired Wednesday, January 27, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Patric McWilliams and Ryan Williams about River City Repertoire Theatre’s new production of “Buyer and Cellar,” a one man comedy written by Jonathan Tolins, which opens tonight at 7:30 pm the East Bank Theater in Bossier City. Addition show times include this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, the 31st at 3 p.m.

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 Tuesday, December 1, at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Shane Rasmussen, Director for the Louisiana Folk Life Center and an Associate Professor of English at Northwest State University along with Jennifer Karle from the Cane River Children's Services about the 7th annual Multicultural Christmas Concert, 

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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