Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Brass and Timpani at St Marks Episcopal Cathredral, Shreveport, Sunday April 20,2014


St Marks Episcopal Cathedral
corner of Fairfield and Kings Hwy

Music Ensemble

Trumpet - Ty Hood, David Densmore
Horn - Susan W Rogers
Trombone Andrew Eden
Bass Trombone - J.Mark Thompson
Timpani - Chandler Teague

Canon for Cathedral Music - Bryan Mitnaul

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Faure' Requiem - - FUMC and Cumberland Presbyterian Church Apr 16 and 17 in Marshall TX


The combined choirs of First United Methodist Church, Marshall, TX and Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Marshall, present the Faure' Requiem with orchestra and solists Wednesday and Thursday this week, April 16 and 17.

WED April 16 -  6:30 pm @ First United Methodist Church 300 East Houston, downtown Marshall conducted by Mark Crim

THU April 17 -  7:00 pm @ Cumberland Presbyterian Church 501 Indian Springs Rd conducted by Ray Herman

Music Ministers CPC - Ray Herman and FUMC - Mark Crim
Great job both of you

rehearsal and performance photos to follow

Sunday, April 13, 2014

First Baptist Church of Minden presents Palm Sunday celebration 6:00 pm April 13, 2014

First Baptist Church Minden

    301 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Minden, LA 71055

    Phone: (318) 377-4434
    Fax: (318) 377-4454

    Music Minister Todd Dubose with Assistant Minister
    Alicia Dubose 
Palm Sunday celebration

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monroe Symphony closes 2013 - 2014 season Saturday April 12

FROM the website of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra

Clay Couturiaux. Music Director

Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as we close the 2013-2014 season with Four Dances from Estancia and excerpts from La Damnation de Faust paired with the world premiere of Mel Mobley’s Labored Breath.  Virtuosic pianist Chu-Fang Huang will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Monroe Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

Monroe, LA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Apr 12, 2014 $20.00 $2.09
Student Ticket Apr 12, 2014 $5.00 $1.27

When & Where

Neville HIgh School Auditorium
600 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

Monday, April 7, 2014

San Antonio Symphony concerts April through June 2014, astounding variety and virtuosity

FROM the web site of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Music Director


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Apr 11, 2014 to Apr 12, 2014

April 11 & 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers | John Silantien, director

The score to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet Swan Lake includes more beautiful tunes and memorable melodies than perhaps any other romantic showpiece. Hauntingly lovely, this tale depicts the grace of swimming swans, and the selfless love of [...]

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Peter and the Wolf

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Apr 13, 2014

Michael Villarreal, YOSA Concerto Competition Winner

Pre-Concert Activities for Kids and
Instrument Petting Zoo begin at 1:30 pm
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Michael Villarreal, cello
Albert Flores, narrator
Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium

Bring the whole family to hear Prokofiev’s timeless classic for kids, Peter and the Wolf, narrated by News4 Meteorologist Albert Flores. Also to be featured on this concert is [...]

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Apr 18, 2014 to Apr 19, 2014

April 18 & 19, 2014 | Majestic Theatre

Akiko Fujimoto, conductor | Mariachi Campanas de America |Guadalupe Dance Company
Little Joe y La Familia

Join the San Antonio Symphony for the annual Fiesta Pops concert featuring the music, dance and culture of San Antonio and South Texas.  One of the most popular Tex-Mex groups in the Latin music [...]

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May 09, 2014 to May 10, 2014

May 9 & 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Schubert’s last symphony was dubbed “The Great” for its majesty and grandeur. Schumann thought it the greatest instrumental work since the death of Beethoven. The word “great” also comes to mind in reference to the key of E-flat major. Some [...]

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May 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

May 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Nicholas Angelich, piano

Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was inspired by Mozart and includes some of his most beautiful, sensual and ethereal music. In the sweet sounds of this concerto, many times one stumbles upon fleeting glimpses of the “ghost of Mozart,” but Beethoven’s own [...]

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Link Up: The Orchestra Moves!

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May 20, 2014 to May 22, 2014

Looking for a chance to have your students sing, play recorders and dance with a professional orchestra?

Don’t miss the inaugural year of the San Antonio Symphony’s partnership with the Weill Music Institute of NYC’s Carnegie Hall for this special, highly-participatory program. Students will learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform [...]

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May 23, 2014 to May 24, 2014

May 23 & 24, 2014 | Majestic Theatre

Carl Topilow, conductor

Spend Memorial Day weekend with the Symphony and guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honor or military with classic American music.

For additional information, call the Symphony Box Office at (210) 223-8624. For groups of 10 or more, [...]

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Jun 06, 2014 to Jun 07, 2014

June 6 & 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Children’s Chorus of San Antonio | Marguerite McCormick, director
Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 5 brings the Symphony’s final season in the Majestic Theatre to a glorious and powerful close. From the sound of the lone trumpet and the unhurried march of the strings that begins this [...]

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Jun 14, 2014

June 14, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.| Majestic Theatre

Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Joshua Bell, violin
Weber   Overture to Oberon
Sibelius  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 47
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Wagner Prelude from Die Meistersinger
Strauss  Tales from the Vienna Woods
Ravel     Bolero

Joshua Bell— virtuosic; inspiring; musically poetic! One of the most renowned violinists [...]

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven, Theofanidis and Dvorak April 10th, 2014

From the website of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Investar Bank Masterworks Series
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:30pm
River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts
Masterworks VI

Timothy Muffitt, Music Director
Viktor Valkov, Piano     
photo from the web site of Viktor Valkov
THEOFANIDIS - Rainbow Body
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 3
DVORAK - Symphony No. 7

Arkansas Symphony plays Mahler 5 April 12 and 13, 2014

FROM the web site of the Arkansas Symphony

Mahler's Fifth Symphony

Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: $14 - $53

Philip Mann, conductor
Christopher Theofanidis, composer


    Theofanidis The Wind and Petit Jean  - Commissioned by the ASO Musicians

    Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp minor


April 12, 2014
Saturday at 8:00 PM

April 13, 2014
Sunday at 3:00 PM

Friday, April 4, 2014

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presents Water Music and a premiere April 4 2014

FROM the web site of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Mariusz Smolij, ASO Music Director

Water Music

Masterworks No. 6
April 4, 2014 /// 7:30 pm
St. John's Cathedral


Handel - Suite from Water Music
Part - Fratres for strings and percussion
Vivaldi - Concerto for Orchestra in G minor, "Dresden"
Gjeilo - "Dark Night of the Soul" (based on medieval text by St. John of the Cross)
Bach - Cantata No. 191 ("Gloria in excelsis Deo")

Water Music Concert Tickets at St. John's Cathedral are also available for purchase through the
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Box Office
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

412 Travis Street in the Oil Center
337-232-4277 ext. 1. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Waco Symphony

FROM the web site of the Waco Symphony Orchestra

April 10, 2014
7:30 p.m.

conducted by Music Director 
Stephen Heyde

Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko

Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist performing the winning concerto as part of a special program

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra - April/May Concerts 2014

 the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

 from the MSO website

Symphony News

BRAVO 5 OFFERED ON TWO NIGHTS - Choose between April 4 and 5

An additional performance has been added.  Now you can enjoy this fabulous evening with the full MSO and guest pianist Anton Nel on April 4 and 5.  Click on BRAVO V  on the right on the evening of your choice for information and tickets.

Solo Piano and Chamber Music Masterclass with
Pianist and MSO Guest Artist Anton Nel
Wednesday, April 2nd, 4:00-6:00 pm
Millsaps College, AC Recital Hall

Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 7:30 PM 

 Jackson Prep, 3100 Lakeland

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo V: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #1

Special program presented by
talented young Jackson musicians:

Chopin - Mazurka in B-flat major, Op. 7 no. 1
Mozart - Sonata in C major for Four Hands, K. 521, I.  Allegro
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D minor No. 1, Op. 49, I.  Molto allegro ed agitato
Beethoven - Sonata in E major, Op. 109
Student performers will include Matthew Li, Angela Powell, Sarah Maher, Julia Kirk, Gillian Raley, Jesse Li, and Colin McDearman.

 The blockbuster season finale features Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with soloist Anton Nel, and Mussorgsky's powerful Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Selby and Richard McRae Foundation: Bravo Series - Bravo V: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition - PERFORMANCE NIGHT #2

The blockbuster season finale features Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with soloist Anton Nel, and Mussorgsky's powerful Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Jackson Prep, 3100 Lakeland

Sat, Apr 05, 2014, 7:30 PM

Four Generations - One Magic Evening: The Ioudenitch Family in Concert with MSO 

Christ United Methodist Church

Sat, Apr 12, 2014, 7:00 PM

Pops III: Pepsi Pops

7:30 PM, Friday, May 09, 2014

Old Trace Park, Ridgeland
Join us for the 33rd annual Pepsi Pops – a concert of star-spangled favorites followed by a sky full of fireworks.

Gates open at 4:30

Advance Groups and Pepsi Playground at 5:30
MSO concert at 7:30, followed by fireworks

Picnics welcome


Fri, May 09, 2014, 7:30 PM

East Texas Symphony, Tyler closes season with extraordinary music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Schumann 4-26-2014

FROM the website of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Tyler

Richard Lee and the ETSO bring the subscription series to a close with an evening of powerful music and phenomenal performances, featuring Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze Medalist Andrey Ponochevny and the principal horns from symphonies of Fort Worth, Quebec, Winnipeg, and our own ETSO
Date - April 26 , 2014 , 7:30 p.m. 

Location - UT Tyler Cowan Center 


(click on links below to hear music samples)
Mendelssohn: Overture, The Hebrides
Schumann:  Konzerstück for Four Horns and Orchestra
Brian Brown, Mark Houghton,
David Posner, and Patricia Evans, horns

Tchaikovsky:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Andrey Ponochevny, piano 

Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman Overture

Eliot Haas, son of local musicians Kristina and Peter Haas, is taking his 'cello on a grande tour this summer - 2014

FROM the website of Red River Radio, KDAQ
Web article by Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport cellist to tour with National Youth Orchestra


Shreveport cellist Eliot Haas, 17, has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. About 1,000 students applied for Carnegie Hall’s prestigious summer program for teenage musicians. 
Eliot Haas of Shreveport will spend his summer touring with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.
The 120-member orchestra will go on an all-expenses paid, eight-city tour playing venues coast-to-coast from Carnegie to Disney Hall. Haas, a senior at Caddo Magnet High, says he looks forward to learning from other teens who will hail from 33 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

“Every time you go to something like this you learn so much more about what it is to be a musician -- how to play music, and make connections," Haas said. "I'll be meeting people whom I will see for all the rest of my musical career.”

Virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham will be the orchestra’s featured soloist. Shaham’s brother-in-law, David Robertson, will conduct the youth orchestra. Carnegie Hall’s director of artist training programs for its Weill Music Institute, Doug Beck, says Shaham is very committed to this one-of-a-kind experience for young musicians.
“Gil’s already expressed his interest in getting to work with the players, both on the concerto but also out of the concert hall with some chamber music. So we’re excited about that too,” Beck said.

Haas expects to receive the music next month, and he’s looking forward to practicing one selection in particular.

"One of the pieces we’re playing is 'Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky. It’s a piece that my brother and I listened to when we were little and had all these interpretive dances. So, it will be really nostalgic," Haas said.

Tickets go on sale April 15 for the National Youth Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut on July 22. Meanwhile, Haas is waiting to hear back from seven colleges he applied to. His plan is to pursue a music degree.