Saturday, August 29, 2009

September 2009 Events and Concerts Ark-La-Tx

Upcoming orchestral concerts in September

September 12 - South Arkansas Symphony - Tribute to The Eagles, Music Director and Conductor Kermit Poling

September 12 - Monroe Symphony - Grieg Piano Concerto with Ruben Reyes, Shostokovich Symphony #9, Music Director and Conductor Clay Couturiaux

September 19 - Marshall Symphony Jeans 'N Classics in the square, the music of Led Zeppelin, Music Director and Conductor Leonard Kacenjar

September 26 - CODA and the OPUS Orchestra will present its first concert of the 2009-2010 season including the I-49 Brass Ensemble, the Claude Bolling Jazz piece featuring flutist Sally Horak and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 at First Baptist Church of Shreveport. 7:00 PM performance.

* Special Note - the Shreveport-Bossier Metropolitan Ballet production of The Nutcracker will be accompanied by live music this year, concerts scheduled December 12 and 13

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Musicians for live music 2009

A message from Conrad Lindsey and the
Executive Board – AFM Local 116
forwarded by sjwr
Greg Miles, entertainment director at Sam’s Town Casino called and offered booth space free of charge at the “James Burton Guitar Festival” this week-end. Locations are as follows:

Friday: August 21 - 5:00 pm til 12:00 @ Festival Plaza.
Saturday: August 22 - 11:30 til 2:00 @ Hirsch

From Susan:
The booth on Friday will be set up by the beer booth at Festival Plaza. Wicked will be in that same area. Saturday at the Hirsch there will be tables inside the front hallway or the tent outside the walk up.
Conrad Lindsey will pick up passes for us at the Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday and have them at the Union on Thursday and Friday.

See you there
We will need to provide a pop-up tent and signs. We will also need volunteers both days to man the booth.
This is a great opportunity for the Musicians to promote themselves in the local music community.

Again, thanks to Greg Miles and Sam’s Town Casino for the offer. We look forward to the event.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A re-visit to Houghton Horns to pick up my Horn with a new leadpipe.

Welcome to Houghton Horns - Brrrrrp

Woof! I just love conical bore instruments.

Well, folks, my Rauch has a new leadpipe thanks to my colleague Dennis Houghton and the elves, Vurl Bland (hope I spelled this correctly), Tuba and Chris Reddick, Horn. Welding torches, cabinets with drawers full of little "parts", things hanging from the walls, posters of our favorite musicians, busy but tidy. All sorts of big pieces and little pieces just waiting for the caregivers to fit them all neatly back together again. Need a cut bell or a valve job? A clean horn, a used horn? Major work for dent repair? Advice regarding your horn sound and projection? Try Houghton Horns, LLC, Keller, TX where the Horn and horn players reign, where the West begins and where your forgotten Horn can find a new home somewhere and be happy. Given my husband's background in auto mechanics, he would "love" this place.

Outside and inside, you can tell this place belongs to a special musician, a horn player who loves his work. The Knopf I mentioned below isn't in my future, but I am sure it will find a good home somewhere. I myself have 2 horns for which Dennis is hoping to find a new home, a Reynolds and a Kruspe. A horn lesson was in progress during my visit given by Susan Houghton.

Posted above and below are photo memories of my sojourn to the Horn shop of Dennis Houghton.

Homeless Horns for sale

Dennis Houghton and sjwr

A visit to the Horn shop of Dennis Houghton coming. (See above). Trying out a Knopf Horn this week.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Taking my Rauch to Dennis Haughton August 2009

Next - my visit to see Dennis Houghton in Ft Worth (uh, Keller), TX yesterday. You know, Dennis Houghton, horn player, horn rescuer, seller of Homeless Horns? He's working on my Rauch and installing another leadpipe. And BTW, I picked up my mom in Dallas on my return to Shreveport and my family and I are all celebrating my birthday tomorrow. Suddenly it became a cake and ice cream party, a work still in progress.