Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Just testing for future possible use

Will keep all posted should I decide to revive this blog

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Longview Symphony Orchestra in concert with 2nd of four music director candidates Friday December 18, 2015

The season of music director candidates:

Dr. James Snowden  October 10
Dr. Christopher Westover Friday December 18
Dr. Angela Holt  January 16
Dr. Gene Moon  April 30

LSO presents it's Christmas Holiday in Vienna concert Friday evening December 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm in the Belcher Center, LeTourneau University, LV. 

Guest Conductor and 2nd candidate for the position of LSO Music Director, Dr. Christopher Westover.

Moi, LSO Personnel Director sjw Rogers

Photos by sjw Rogers
With selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, Brahms' Chorale Preludes 7 and 8, Mahler 4 1st movement, Hansel and Gretel (Vorspiel) by Humperdinck, Randol Bass', "Sing We Now of Christmas" and much more including an audience sing along.

Please, come join us for a festive evening of a celebration in Vienna.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Civic leader and ardent arts supporter Virginia Shehee laid to rest today in Shreveport

Photos by Susan W Rogers from a Holiday in Dixie Parade - Shreveport Symphony float sponsored by Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee April 1988

Thank you, Mrs. Shehee

Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee - Holiday in Dixie Shreveport Symphony float celebrates with the SSO Brass Quintet

L-R Shreveport's Virginia Shehee with SSO Music Director Peter Leonard, Alex Leonard, Margaret Shehee and Paula Leonard

Ready to ride on the float - Virginia Shehee with Alex Leonard (son of Music Director Peter Leonard and Paula Leonard)
Crossing the Red River on the Texas Street Bridge headed toward downtown Shreveport

Riding the float West across the Texas Street Bridge from Bossier City's Bossier High School

All rights and photos reserved

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coming soon to this blog - The Longview Symphony 2015-2016 season of the LSO Music Director Search

Our new season begins on Saturday October 10

A wide variety of fantastic classical, jazz, blues and romantic movie themes await the patrons, attendees, supporters and musicians of the Longview Symphony Orchestra. Programming and prospective Music Director Candidates will be announced for the special season this week-end at a Special Fundraiser GALA Party Friday, June 16th - Pasta and Pucinni - and will be published on the LSO website. 

Four Music Director candidates will be conducting one of each of our four concerts for next season.

Pasta and Puccini

Pasta and PucciniHelp us jumpstart the Longview Symphony's 2015-2016 Season with the Pasta & Puccini fundraiser and a night of fun led by Jerry Steichen.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Pinecrest Country Club

6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner and Program

$1,000 for sponsor table, which includes premium table for 8 plus a musician.
$75 per seat or $600 for table of 8.

Call the Symphony office to make your reservation: 903-236-9739
Or register online:

Individual Seat ($75.00)

Table for 8 ($600.00)

Pasta and Puccini

The Search for a new Music Director

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Arkansas Symphony's May schedule for the 2014-2015 season

FROM the website of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Philip Mann
Music Director Philip Mann

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ACT in Concert with the ASO: Back to the '80s
other Maestro Philip Mann and ASO musicians create an exciting multi-sensory experience out of 300 years of musical heritage.
Tickets & Info

MAY 9-10
Ashley Brown's Broadway
pops Fresh from her run as Mary Poppins on Broadway, Ashley Brown, and your ASO take over the stage with thrilling renditions of Broadway favorites!
Tickets & Info

MAY 14
Baroque by Candlelight
neighborhood HANDEL - Water Music: Suite No. 2
VIVALDI - Concerto for Piccolo
Tickets & Info

MAY 17
Electrify Your Strings!
youth Famed rock-violinist Mark Wood and rock-vocalist Laura Kaye bring an injection of high voltage rock to youth musicians from around Arkansas!
Tickets & Info

Saturday, May 2, 2015

the Monroe Symphony ends its 2014-2015 season with Beethoven 9 Saturday May 2

When & Where

Jack Howard Theatre
Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Sat, May 2
7:00 PM

  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA, 71201

Friday, April 10, 2015

Longview Symphony Orchestra Apr 11, 2015 with Dr. Tom Webster - Freedom Rings

With LSO and combined choirs of ETBU and Wiley College - Freedom Rings

Saturday April 11 Perf @ 7:30 pm Belcher Center LeTourneau University

Rehearsing  in the ETBU bandroom
Dr Thomas Webster in rehearsal 

Professor Steven Hayes, Wiley College choir Director

Dr. Justin Hodges, ETBU choir director

the Marshall siren blares

Taking cover in Doug's office

Other musicians in the hallway

Back to rehearsal after 20 minutes

rehearsing with the combined choirs



Horace and friend

Judy, Susan, Ben - front row
Craig, Brandon - back row

Ben and Brandon  - between reh and perf

LSO Board President Lynette Goodson and conductor Dr Tom Webster
backstage after the "Freedom" performance


Good Grief, Tom, fooling around with my camera again

"Freedom Rings" percussion section

More photos to be edited

Saturday, April 4, 2015

St Marks Easter service with Brass Ensemble April 5 2015

Brass Ensemble at St Marks' Cathedral Easter Service

Fairfield at Line Ave
10:10 am Prelude

Returning from last year's service

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Longview Symphony Orchesta and Shakespeare at the Theatre Feb 21, 2015

LSO Shakespeare Horn section

Left to Right

Judy, Craig, Susan, Brandon

Jerry Steichen, guest Conducting

More orchestra photos to come

Jeff, Doug, Brad and Anthony  - the Shakespeare percussion

 LSO low brass section


Tom, Dan, Heather, Jarrod


Bea and Roman

 Janel, Deb and Mitch

Steven with Heather