Monday, August 29, 2011

Monroe Symphony Orchestra - 2011-2012 Preview

My colleague Dr. James Boldin, Principal Horn of the Monroe Symphony and a Professor of Music at NLU has just provided me with the Monroe 2011-2012 concert schedule. MSO now has a new website.

Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Clay Couturiaux, Music Director presents

Saturday October 22, 2011 7:00 PM - Legends and Landscapes - guest artist - pianist, Minjeong Kim, the Marjorie Stricklin Emerging Artists Competition winner - - Sibelius, En Saga, Op.7 - Smetana, Vlata (The Moldau) - and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bflat m - Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe Civic Center
Saturday December 10, 2011 7:00 PM - Sounds of the Season - an evening of treasured holiday classics at the West Monroe Convention Center

Saturday March 24, 2012 7:00 PM - Pines and a Premiere - guest artist, violinist, Andrew Wang - - Shostakovich, Festive Overture - Glazunov, Violin Concerto in a minor - Live Oak, a world premiere by Roger Jones - Respighi, Pines of Rome - Jack Howard Theatre, Monroe Civic Center

Saturday April 28, 2012 7:00 PM - Spring Pops featuring Trout Fishing in America, an eclectic folk band playing reggae, Latin, jazz, blues, classics - at Kiroli Park




for tickets and more information

new website


Thursday, August 25, 2011

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra - 2011-2012 Season Preview

Concerts at a Glance

SASO 2011-2012
Kermit Poling, Music Director

- all concerts at both venues are on Saturday evening, 7:30 PM -


Kermit Poling - Music Director
September 10, 2011 - Classical Mystery Tour - A Tribute to the Beatles - at the El Dorado Mun. Aud.

October 1, 2011 - The Planets in HD - film footage and images, SASO with the EDHS Women's Chorus -  Holst, the Planets - Strauss, Theme from 2001, A Space Odyssey - Saint-Saens,  Piano Concerto with Wideman Competition winner Ko-Eun Lee - at the El Dorado Mun. Aud.

November 5, 2011 - Haydn Seek - soloists Elizabeth O'Bannon, violin and Theresa Bridges, oboe -
Resphighi, Ancient Aires and Dances, No.3 - Bach, Concerto for Oboe and Violin in Cminor,  Haydn, Symphony No.84 "Surprise Symphony" - in Magnolia

December 10, 2011 - The Nutcracker Ballet with the Shreveport Ballet - at the El Dorado Mun. Aud.

January 9, 2012 - MLK Celebration Concert with soloist Awadagin Pratt, piano, and the Gospel Workshop and Community Choirs - at the  El Dorado Mun. Aud.

February 18, 2012 - Broadway Today - old and new Broadway shows such as Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Jeckyll and Hyde, Little Mermaid - at the El Dorado Mun. Aud.

April 14, 2012 - Video Games Live - Music from the best Video Games with orchestra and choir, live action, video and audience interaction, special lighting effects - host/creator/producer Tommy Tallarico - at the El Dorado Mun. Aud.

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**** JUST ADDED to the 2011-2012 schedule ****

a concert by The Vienna Boys' Choir

SUNDAY February 26, 2012 6:00 PM @ El Dorado Municipal Auditorium

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