SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Fill Your Life With Music

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SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Fill Your Life With Music
2015-16 WILLIS KNIGHTON
MASTERWORKS SERIES
SHREVEPORT
SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
MICHAEL BUTTERMAN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Fill Your Life With Music
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Opening Night:
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015, 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
KABALEVSKY
The Comedians Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 9
RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No. 2
Gabriela Montero, piano
Experience this all-Russian spectacular, featuring international piano
star Gabriela Montero performing the best loved piano concerto on the planet!
Photo: Uli Weber
Cirque de la Symphonie:
Halloween Extravaganza
OCTOBER 31, 2015, 7:30 PM
Spooky musical fun for all ages!
SSO Rising Stars: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
NOVEMBER 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
HAYDN
Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello
MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto
Yu-Chien Tseng, violin
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 8
Welcome Singapore International Violin Competition winner Yu-Chien “Benny”
Tseng to the stage for the sublime violin concerto by Mendelssohn. The concert
opens with a work featuring SSO musicians and closes with Beethoven’s sunny Symphony No. 8.
Holiday Pops: Stars on Stage with Doug LaBrecque
DECEMBER 19, 2015, 7:30 PM at RiverView Theater
DECEMBER 20, 2015, 6 PM at Cypress Baptist Church, Benton
Fresh from the stages of Broadway (where he starred in The Phantom of the
Opera and Showboat), Carnegie Hall, and some of the world’s finest symphony
orchestras, Doug LaBreque joins the SSO for an evening of holiday favorites.
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Unless otherwise noted, concerts are at RiverView Theater
SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
2015-2016 SEASON (continued)
Fill Your Life With Music
Wideman Piano Competition 65th Anniversary Celebration
JANUARY 23, 2016, 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concerto No. 2
Stanislav Khristenko, piano
GRIEG
Piano Concerto in A minor
Tomer Gewirtzman, piano
POLING
Symphony No. 1 (“Shreveport Symphony”) WORLD PREMIERE
For 65 years, the Wideman Competition has brought an incredibly talented group of pianists to Shreveport
to compete, and many winners have gone on to great careers. Hear not one but two of these winners as
part of the celebration, featuring the Grieg Piano Concerto and the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2. The
evening will also include the premiere of a new work by Kermit Poling, commissioned in honor of SSO’s
Honorary Board Chair, Virginia Shehee.
The Broadway Tenors
FEBRUARY 27, 2016, 7:30 PM
Three of musical theater’s best leading men transport you
from the Golden Age and back again in a thrilling and moving
evening of Broadway’s most beloved hits from South Pacific,
West Side Story, Les Misérables, Jersey Boys and more.
Northern Lights
MARCH 19, 2016, 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
SIBELIUS
Karelia Suite
LAURIDSEN
Lux aeterna
Centenary College and NSU Choirs
SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 5
Join the Centenary College and Northwestern State University Choirs for the ethereal and uplifting Lux aeterna
by Morten Lauridsen. Paired with the incomparable symphonic style of Finnish master, Jean Sibelius, this
promises to be a luminous evening!
Pines of Rome Orchestra Spectacular
APRIL 30, 2016, 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
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LIASGates of the Arctic
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DEBUSSY La Mer
HEITZEGGhosts of the Grasslands
RESPIGHIPines of Rome
Close the season with the original “surround sound” experience,
Pines of Rome, and other nature-inspired orchestral showpieces!
SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT
FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL
ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM
THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT
Renew by June 12. New subscriptions on sale June 15. Single ticket pre-sale begins Aug. 24.
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