Friday, May 20, 2011

The West Edge String Quartet and Ko-Eun Lee, the 2010 Wideman winner, in concert Saturday May 21, 7:30 PM

The Wideman Piano Competition
and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson

A Special Event Concert!

Ko-Eun Lee, piano

Winner of the 2010 Wideman Competition


The West Edge String Quartet

Kermit Poling, Elizabeth O'Bannon, violins

Borys Smolaga, viola,

Ruth Drummond, 'cello


Chopin: Four Scherzos

Schumann: Piano Quintet


Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:30 pm

First Baptist Church of Shreveport

Frost Chapel

543 Ockley Drive

Free concert

A gift to the public!!

Reception following the concert at

The Symphony House

Do come!


a remarkable chamber concert and if you missed it . . . .

Ko-Eun Lee - Four Chopin Scherzos

West Edge String Quartet with Ko-Eun Lee - The Schumann Piano Quintet

violinist Kermit Poling

violinist Elizabeth O'Bannon
violist Borys Smolaga

'cellist Ruth Drummond

Ko-Eun Lee

Ko-Eun Lee, Ruth Drummond, Kermit Poling, Elizabeth O'Bannon and Borys Smolaga
Lester Senter Wilson and Ko-Eun Lee with friends at the after-concert reception

serving the wine - Jim Gardner
La Wanda Blakeney and friend

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Longview Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert 4-28-2011

The Longview Symphony Orchestra presented its annual childrens' educational concert in Belcher Auditorium at LaTourneau College last Thursday morning with Music Director Tonu Kalam on the podium. From Music of the Royal Fireworks to Strauss to "Hoedown" the area school children tapped and clapped along. Principals of each section played a few bars from a well known instrumental excerpt and finally two students came to the podium to conduct the orchestra for the last 16 measures of Copland's "Hoedown".

In a time when music and arts programs are being targeted for extinction in our public school systems and colleges, it should make all of us work even harder to ensure that these cuts don't extend to our orchestra educational programs. Our future audiences deserve our full attention.

LV students arriving for the program

Michael Davidson - subbing for LV

trombone section

LV percussion - Doug, Chan, Anthony


Guest student conductors