Kermit Poling

Airs Friday, September 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman about the 2018-19 season opener by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with violinist Karen Gomyo. The concert features Tan Dun's Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds; the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Complete details can be found on line at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or by calling 318-227-8863.

Also, on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. is the first Chamber concert of the season with Clara Schumann's Works for Solo Piano, Robert Schumann's Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet & Piano, and the Clarinet Trio by Brahms. This chamber concert is free and will take place in Anderson Auditorium on the Centenary College Campus.

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Airs Friday, August 24, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we'll hear a concert from the 2016 season by the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra with music by Kermit Poling, his Orchestra Suite No. 3 "Visions of the Virgin." The concert opnes with Three Pieces in the Old Style by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and will also feature guitarist Lily Afshar in the Fantasía para un gentilhombre by Rodrigo. Kermit Poling conducts.

Airs Friday, August 10, 2018, at 12 noon. The Marshall Symphony is featured this week with guest cellist Tina Guo for a concert that opens with Mikhail Glinka's overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila. Next cellist Tina Guo takes the stage for the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Saint-Saens and the concert concludes with Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From The New World." Kermit Poling conducts.

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Airs Friday, July 20, 2018, at 12 noon. The Emerson String Quartet recorded live at the First United Methodist Church in Shreveport featuring Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, violins; Lawrence Dutton, viola; and Paul Watkins, cello. They perform Haydn's String Quartet in D major, Op. 50, No. 6 "The Frog." Samuel Barber's Siring Quartet in B minor, Op. 11. Robert Schumann's String Quartet No.3 in A Major, Op. 41

Airs Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Polings spoke with Chris White and Brady Hodgson from Shreveport Little Theatre about their upcoming production of Memphis, the musical which opens Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. with mutiple performances through July. For tickets contact the Little Theatre on line at Shreveport Little Theatre or call (318) 424-4439.

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