Wideman Piano Competition

Airs Friday, November 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Conductor Michael Butterman and Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist Mei Li about the next SSO concert, a special evening of music by Beethoven. Fresh and youthful, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 will be featured along with Beethoven's Overture to Egmont. For complete details visit the Shreveport Symphony online of call 318-227-8863.

A 19-year-old classical pianist from Hong Kong was the Gold Medalist at the 65th Wideman International Piano Competition held at Centenary College’s Anderson Auditorium. The grand prize is $5,000.

Kate Archer Kent

The 64th Wideman Piano Competition begins Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through the weekend at Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music. The competition features 43 young pianists from around the world. The competition’s executive director Lester Senter Wilson says it’s events like this one that will help promote classical music.