Airs Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman, music director and conductor of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra along with Nancy Smith, founder and artistic director for the Frequent Flyers Arial Dance Company. They will perform to the music of Paul Hayden and to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring this Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theatre. Other works on the concert are the world premier of Paul Hayden’s "In Plain Air," Schumann’s "Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)," and "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" by Delius. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.
Aired Friday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Butterman and guest Cellist John-Henry Crawford about their next concert, which takes place Saturday, January 24, with a pre-concert conversation starting at 6:40 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater. The program features Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
After completing his studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, cellist John-Henry Crawford returns to Shreveport to perform one of the best-loved masterpieces in the repertoire. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-222-7496.
Aired Friday, December 19 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with guest artists Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard who come straight from Broadway to share the stage with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for their annual Holiday Pops concert which takes place Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theater and again at 6 p.m. at the Cypress Baptist Church in Benton. For complete details visit Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-222-7496.
Airs Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling talks with composer James Eakin, violinist Mayuko Kamio, and music conductor Michael Butterman about the Shreveport Symphony's Opening Night Violin Spectacular with music by James Eakin, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert takes place Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m in River View Theater in Shreveport. More information at Shreveport Symphony or 318-222-7496.
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.