ByKermit Poling & Michael Butterman & Simone Dinnerstein & Philip Lasser
Aired Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Simone Dinnersten, composer Philip Lasser, and music director/conductor Michael Betterman about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's season finale and chamber concerts this weekend. Works to be performed are Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Philip Lasser's Piano Concerto subtitled The Circle and the Child, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Sunday's chamber concert features J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions; excerpts from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations Arr. for string trio; and J.S.
Aired Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with classical guitarist Jason Vieaux about his performance with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra which takes place Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Theatre in Shreveport. Jose Luis Castillo will be the guest conductor for this concert.
Kermit Poling spoke with flutist Katherine Kemler about the next Shreveport Symphony Orchestra concert which opens with Jon Lord's work "To Notice Such Things" and will conclude with Mozart's Requiem Mass with soprano Jane Redding, mezzo-soprano Lauren McNeese, Tenor John Viscardi, baritone Grant Youngblood, along with the Centenary College Choir and the NSU chamber choir. For more information contact the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra at 318-227-8863.
Bill Beckett spoke with pianist Asiya Korepanova and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, the Executive Director of the Wideman International Piano Competition about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in Riverview Theatre. The concert features Asiya Korepanova in the Burlekse by Richard Strauss and Twyla Robinson in the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss as well as his tone poem Don Juan. The concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. For more information you can contact online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.
Aired Friday, September 20 at 11:00 p.m. Kermit Poling spoke with music director Michael Butterman and violinist Jennifer Koh about the opening concert in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's new season. The concert features Sibelius' Finlandia and his Violin Concerto as well as the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.