Shostakovich

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.

Air Monday, September 21, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will join Maestro James Conlon on stage for a performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor by Shostakovich. The concert opens with Schulhoff's Scherzo from Symphony No. 5 and concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique. Then, from the archives, music director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major by Shostakovich. Rik Malone will host.

Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman and international piano star Gabriela Montero about the Shreveport Symphony’s all-Russian spectacular which opens their season of concert featuring Kabalevsky’s  The Comedians Suite, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Gabriela Montero as soloist. For more information visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live we feature a stellar soloist, conducter, and two stellar works. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, and then Meastro Mariss Jansons will lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 in D Minor by Shostakovich. 

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