Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Longview Symphony Orchestra Youth and Masterworks Concerts Feb. 2010

Longview Symphony Orchesta presents both Youth and Masterworks Concerts this week, the annual educational concert for area schools to be held Thursday morning and the Masterwork concert featuring Romantic Music from the Movies on Saturday evening 7:30 PM, both at Belcher Auditorium LeTourneau College. Music Director Tonu Kalam conducting.

The Masterworks concert with themes from Romeo and Juliette, Age of Innocence, On Golden Pond, Somewhere in Time, Dr. Zhivago, Casablanca, Titanic, The philadelphia Story.

Music Director Tonu Kalam conducting the Youth Concert Orchestra 2-11-2010 to a full house

"Play it again, Sam" (uh, Judy)

Flutist Art Williams

Violinists Renee and Ann

violinist Jean Avery
violist Eleanor Boyd


Dick and Mike

Bassoonists Janele and Sara
Instrument demonstrations
Percussionists Doug and Scott
Theresa and the Oboe
Sally and the Flute
Tim and the Clarinet
Tom and the Horn
Dick Watson and the Trumpet
The Bass Trombone
Chan and the Timpani demonstration
Concertmaster Isidor Saslav 
Borys Smolaga and the viola
Pete Haas introducing the Double Bass
A guest conductor
Another guest conductor
Leaving LeTourneau after the concert

Yes, folks, it's REAL! Susan, Judy, Craig and Art.

Youth concerts rehearsal
3rd and 4th Horn
  trumpet section

The trombone section
From the Youth concert rehearsal

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Concert schedule, 2010

Longview Symphony - Saturday, February 13, 2010, 7:30 PM Belcher Aud. LeTourneau College - A Romantic Evening (Music from the movies)

Marshall Symphony - Monday, February 22, 2010, 7:00 PM ETBU - including Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 3 (The Romantic Symphony)

South Arkansas Symphony - Saturday 27, 2010, 7:30 PM Magnolia FUMC - Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Barber and Rachmaninoff

Friday, February 5, 2010

CMHS Orchestra Concerto Concert February 4 2010

Caddo Parish Magnet High School presents the CMHS Chamber Orchestra Concerto Concert Feb 4, 2010 6:30 PM.

An annual event for several years, the concerto soloists are members of the CMHS Orchestra and their ages range from freshman to senior year. The wind, brass, bass and percussion sections are augmented by local professional musicians many of whom also teach.

Soloists on this concert are in alphabetical order: violinist Susan Beresko, violinist Michael Dai, violinist Danny Felty, violinist Emily Felty, violinist Waverly Hock, violinist John Keene, violinist Will Knight, violinist Hammond Lake, violinist Evanne LeBlanc, violinist Nicole Lim, violinist Christina Powell, violist Marcus Rose, violinist Daniel Wheeler and violinist Rachel Young.

Teachers for these soloists and others in the orchestra are Adrienne Gabriel, Angela Russell, Sumara Humbert, Borys Smolaga, Pasha Sabouri, Janis Adams Teague, Christopher Reed. Elaine Webb is the current Orchestra Director succeeding Johnette LeBlanc who recently retired.
A trip to Carnegie Hall is in the planning stages for 2011 and fund raising will become one of the priorities for the orchestra and its supporters.

Elaine Webb and the CMHS orchestra

rehearsals begin

The concert


Johnette LeBlanc issues paychecks before the reception
mmmmm, pretty good eats
I personnaly would like to congratulate Elaine Webb and the members of the CMHS orchestra for a job well done. See you again next year.