Shostakovich

Airs Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms we feature Vasily Petrenko conducting the the Oslo Philharmonic with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in the The Firebird Suite by Stranvisnky, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concert No. 4, and the Symphony No. 12, “The Year 1917” by Shostakovich.

Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms, violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the National Orchestra of Wales for the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich in a concert that opens with October, also by Shostakovich and closes with the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius.

Airs Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero will take the podium as the orchestra performs from Miami with guest cellist Johannes Moser who will present the Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107 by Shostakovich.  The concert opens with the Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonia India” by Chavez and concludes with Camille Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony, his Symphony No. 3.

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.

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