Sunday, December 18, 2011

Longview Symphony Orchestra presents its Christmas Holiday Celebration Concert December 22, 2011

Thursday December 22, the Longview Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Christmas program at the Belcher Performance Center on the campus of LeTourneau University in Longview. Members of the Longview Youth Symphony Orchestra will also be participating.

Performance begins at 7:30 PM

Concert Notes at 6:30 PM

photo by Susan W Rogers
Music Director of the Longview Symphony

Tickets are available by calling the Box office @ 

See you there

In rehearsal
Tonu Kalam
 Interim Concertmaster Mark Miller


Holiday percussion section
Robert Crutchfield, Douglas Parmelee, Principal Chandler Teague, Anthony Robinson with Youth Symphony guest percussionist

Longview Youth Symphony members in rehearsals

violinists Ken Lattimore and Ann Reid

LSO orchestra contractor, violinist Gary Bruns

Principal Violist Borys Smolaga

Reading during the tacets

Break time and horn players Craig Pratt and Judy Causey are studying cross word puzzles 

Principal 'Cellist Paul Christopher warming up before the concert


oboist/E. Hornist Stewart Williams

Ken Lattimore - violinist
Ken also sings with the well known vocal ensemble "Sons of the Pioneers"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

West Edge Quartet plays more Christmas Around the World December 15, 2011

The West Edge String Quartet plays more Christmas around the World at St. Georges Episcopal Church , Bossier City, Thursday December 15, at 7:00 PM. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Don't miss a note! 

photo by Susan W Rogers

Long time members of this versatile string quartet are Kermit Poling, Elizabeth O'Bannon on violin, Borys Smolaga, viola and Ruth Drummond, 'Cello

- WE4tet CD's will be on sale at the church -
St Georges Episcopal Church, Bossier City
1959 Airline Drive
one block South of I-20

What a wonderful and intimate atmosphere for a chamber concert

Intermission with Dr. Dale Bauman and Paula Leonard

Friday, December 9, 2011

South Arkansas Symphony - The Nutcracker - Saturday Dec. 10, 2011

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Kermit Poling, Conductor, and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet present Tchaikovsky's  The Nutcracker Ballet, Saturday December 10 at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium - 7:30 PM

A Family event
for info and tickets

Clara and her dream, the battle of the Mouse King and the Prince and his soldiers, scurrying mice, snowflakes, a visit to the land of the sweets and the wonderful dancing of SMB and guest artists.

photo from the South Arkansas Symphony website

First Baptist Church Texarkana Holiday program December 11, 2011

First Baptist Church of Texarkana presents it annual Christmas program Sunday December 11 at 6:00 PM in the evening. 

"Christmas Comes Home"
celebrating Christmas with FBC & Friends,
Choir and orchestra

The snowfall

Principal Trombone Ed Grissom and the trombone section
Arnie Lawson and Eric Shimanek

Principal Trumpet Joey Castrogiovanni

Second Trumpet, Buddy Deese

Me with Guest Artist, Gospel singer Babbie Mason
 When I was growing up, my favorite Gospel singer was Mahalia Jackson. What a rare treat to hear Babbie sing in person some of the wonderful old favorites including "Sweet Little Jesus Boy"

Bassists Jeff Matlock and Lois Robinson

Horn players Jordan Griffin and Elizabeth Lawson

Bassoonist Cindy Woolsey
Playing Flugelhorn and Trumpet, Amanda Kinney

Kate Deese and Shannon Sandage

Moi and my Rauch

conductor Mike Harris

guitarist Doyle Dykes
Doyle Dykes and Babbie Mason

more photos to come

Thursday, December 8, 2011

FUMC Marshall, TX Christmas Program Dec 11, 2011

First Methodist Church of Marshall, TX presents
its annual Christmas program Sunday December 11, 2011 with orchestra and choir - 10:00 AM Service
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
conducted by
Music Director Mark Crim

FUMC Marshall
300 Houston St. in the square

FUMC organist Glennda Abraham

1st violins - Concertmaster, Dan Santelices and Mary Eileen Grant

FUMC choir Director Mark Crim

Dan, Mary Eileen, Elaine Webb, Alijah Ash and FUMC choir members

Bassist Peter Haas, organist Glennda Abraham and FUMC choir members

Zack Grant, Eliott Haas, Claudia Sullivan and Pete Haas

Violinist Elijah Ash                                                'Cellist Eliott Haas

FUMC choir member and pianist Luanne Neely

Me and Davis
My turn. One of the perks of hiring an orchestra in which you do not play is the baby sitting part.

Sunday morning performance

Director Mark Crim and the FUMC Strings and Choir

Percussion student and teacher - Felicia Hargett and Anthony Robinson
 Checking something before the program begins. But what?

Violist Mona Rester

 Lighting the Advent candle