Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Baroque Artists of Shreveport (BAS) 2012 - 2013 Season schedule

November 4,  2012 (Hurley Auditorium, Centenary College of Louisiana)

"Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto!"

Includes works of Vivaldi, Telemann, J.C. Bach and others.
Baroque : Artists: Sally Horak-piccolo/flute, Theresa Zale-Bridges-oboe, Dr. Douglas Bakenhus-bassoon, Laura Crawford and Daniel Santelices-violins, Elizabeth Grondin-viola, Ruth Drummond-cello, Dr. Gay Grosz and Cathy DeRousse--harpsichord/continuo
January 20, 2013 (St. Marks Cathedral)

"Duo Celebration"

Includes works of Leclair, Corelli-Vivaldi, Handel and others
Bass-baritone Horace English will perform with members of BAS
March 10, 2013 (Hurley Auditorium, Centenary College of Louisiana)

"Baroque Spring Break"

Includes works of Locatelli, Gluck and others
BAS violin soloist Laura Crawford will be a featured performer.
April 21, 2013  (St. Marks Cathedral)


Includes works of Telemann, Vivaldi and others
Program to include the Telemann concerto for Violin and Trumpet soloists, Telemann Concerto in G-Major for 4-violins and Vivaldi Concerto in A-minor for 2 violins.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Arkansas Symphony River Rhapsody Chamber Series Tues. Oct 30, 2012

ASO begins its 2012 - 2013 Parker Lexus River Rhapsody Chamber Series Tuesday, October 30, at the Clinton Presidential  Center on the riverfront featuring Duos for various stringed instruments:

Artists are ASO members.

Artists  and Program 

David Gerstein, cello Andrew Irvin, violin Tatiana Kotcherguina, viola Ryan Mooney, viola Geoffrey Robson, violin Barron Weir, contrabass    -       Mozart - Duo No. 1 in G for Violin and Viola, Rossini - Duetto for Cello and Bass Bridge - Lament for Two Violas, Kodaly - Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7.


Program information from the ASO website

        7:00 PM Concert

New Orleans Philharmonic All Saints Day concert November 1, 2012

NPO presents an All Saints Day program at First Baptist Church, New Orleans, Thursday November 1, Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting.

5290 Canal Blvd

Guest Artists - Soprano, Natalya Kraevsky and Bass, Nikita Storojev


R. Strauss - Death and Transfiguration

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14

7:30 PM


Program info. from the NPO website

Should be a smashing program

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Steve Lippia Saturday Nov. 3, 2012

Steve Lippia joins the Mississippi Symphony for a swing at swing Saturday November 3. Hear the music of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darren, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra in the Trust Mark Ballroom at the Jackson Civic Complex with Music director Crafton Beck conducting the orchestra.

Tickets may be purchased @


or online

Pops I: Simply Swingin' w/Steve Lippia

occurs on Saturday November 3 2012 in the
Convention Center East - Grand Ballroom
105 East Pascagoula Street

Approximate running time 120 minutes

Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Orleans Philharmonic, Sunday Oct 28 SPOOKY SPECTACULAR 3:00 PM

The New Orleans Philharmonic offers SPOOKTACULAR  FAMILY entertainment Sunday, October 28 under the direction of Glenn Langdon.

Music from Harry Petter - Batman

Children under age 12 FREE - all others just $10.00

Concert time 3:00 PM

Jesuit High School

tickets available at

the box office    504.523.6530

or online @

photo by sjwrogers

My recommendation for 2night's Entertainment - 2Johns with Pianist Winston Hall Sat 10-27-2012

Tonight keyboardest/singer Winston Hall will be entertaining at 2Johns 2night in Bossier City. A great way to spend an evening full of blues, jazz and a little R@R (rock and roll!!!). Enjoy the food and relax for the evening.

6-11:00 PM  Saturday 10-27

2Johns on Airline Drive, B.C.

Winston Hall

Friday, October 26, 2012

ULM Friday, my weekly work routine 10-26-2012

the Hero

The Horn player

James Boldin

So, the hero . . . . . . . what . . . . . ?

Baton Rouge Symphony opens its chamber concert season Thursday Nov 1, 2012

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra celebrating 63 years opens its 2012 Lamar Family Chamber series Thursday evening November 1 @ the Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Performing Arts in Baton Rouge. Music Director Timothy Muffitt will conduct the chamber orchestra in several works including the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

Chamber Series
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 7:30 pm

Lamar Family Chamber Series Concert

concert info. from the BRSO website

Tickets may be purchased @

the box office 225.383.0500 x 4

or online @ 

Program for the evening

Handel - Concerto Grosso in Bflat, Op. 6 No. 7
Lully - Le Triomphe de L'Amour Suite
Biber - Battalia a 10 in D M
Corelli - Concerto Grosso in DM Op.6 No. 1
Purcell - Suite from "the old bachelor"
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monroe and Ft. Worth on my list of "to dos" for the week-end - Houghton Horns, here I come

Tomorrow I shall be heading east to Monroe (listening to KDAQ by the way) for work with James Boldin and then on Saturday it's 4 hours to Ft. Worth to Houghton Horns for some work on my Rauch Horn and to try out the Dieter Otto Horns that are for sale there. Not a pleasant trip to NE Ft Worth/Keller these days. Never know the road conditions between Dallas and Ft Worth until you get there. Think I would rather travel by covered wagon. Only one road and you know which way it goes, to your destination.

Houghton yard art

I am taking both my Rauch and my Lawson with me on Saturday. Time to make some decisions about my equipment.

after the work out  and Franck d minor at ULM today

In the early 80's when my husband and I were visiting one of his brothers in L.A. we drove north to Burbank one day and Mr. Atkinson of Atkinson Horn Shop led us on a tour of his facilities. Fascinating workshop. In the end I bought a Dieter Otto Horn from him and played it for several years until I sold it to a local student and colleague.

Dr. James Boldin
 Since my sister lives nearby I will be staying with her for a couple of days and I know we'll be enjoying the local eateries and going to Sprouts again. Oh, joy, SPROUTS.

Photos from Houghton Horns when I return

Can I play too? I have perfect pitch.
My Rauch never sounded better!!
Just lovely, guys

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev Saturday 10-20-2012

Crafton Beck
MSO Music Director Crafton Beck
Pianist Alexander Ghindin

The Mississippi Symphony, Jackson, MS, Crafton Beck Music Director and Conductor, brings Alexander Ghrindin back to Thalia Mara Hall in The Mississippi Museum of Art in down town Jackson Saturday evening October 20 for the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program ballet music from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. 

Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 PM

Concert time
7:29 PM

Thalia Mara Hall, Mississippi Museum of Art
255 East Pascagoula St, Jackson

Tickets may be purchased at the box office


or online @

Dress up or dress down and enjoy

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rapides Symphony Orchestra meets "The British Invasion" with Music Director and Conductor Joshua Zona 10-20-2012

The Rapides Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its Music Director and Conductor Joshua Zona presents the British Invasion Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Mc-Laughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria. Guest artist will be 'cellist Evan Drachman playing the Elgar 'Cello Concerto.

British Invasion


Elgar 'Cello Concerto

Holst's Planets (selections)

Vivo - by Collin Mathews

 7:30 PM performance time

Saturday 10-20-2012

McLaughlin performing Arts Center, Alexandria

tickets may be purchased online through Paypal  at

0r by phone at 318.442.9709

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents sax/flutist Joseph Vincelli and his jazz ensemble Saturday October 20, 2012

Photo courtesy ETSO website

Back to Bach with sax/flutist Joseph Vincelli and his jazz ensemble Saturday, October 20, 2012 will be presented at Liberty Hall in down town Tyler by the ETSO. Bach's influence on modern jazz and other music forms is sometimes overlooked, but these guys prove otherwise!

7:30 PM concert

Tickets may be purchased online at

or by calling 

903.526.3876. X 4

Friday, October 5, 2012

ULM Horn studies with Dr. James Boldin 10-5-2012 - On the road again with KDAQ

Biedenharn Recital Hall on the campus of ULM in Monroe is a medium sized, intimate arts theater with extremely fine acoustic  properties. I had the opportunity to play on the stage this afternoon with James Boldin offering comments from the theatre seats. Doesn't take much blowing to raise the roof there, say on the Siegfried Horn call, and yet the soft solo passages from Tchaikovsky's Symphony 5 are absolutely gorgeous and so strikingly rich and mellow on my Rauch. Have to try the Shostakovich 5 next time for the lower register.

Excerpts haven't always been my favorite form of study for Horn, (I like to play ad libitum from top to bottom registers and could for hours) but recently, I have once again gone back to some basics (which we all do from time to time) to focus on one or two areas. CHOPS! And more CHOPS!

During my drive to Monroe today, I listened to Liszt and Mozart on KDAQ. The Friday regional broadcast today was from a South Arkansas Symphony concert from last January featuring young Colton Peltier, a piano student now at  The Juilliard School of Music and violinist Elisabeth  Bordelon, of Shreveport, violin student of Kermit Poling.  Also on today's program was Wagner's Siefried Idyll, one of my favorite chamber pieces.

Next week, looking forward to my drive to Texarkana for our opening orchestra season concert. On the program - Haydn Symphony No. 93 in D, Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C, Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A with guest artist Jean-Francois Normand, Mozart Titus Overture and Mozart Marriage of Figaro. Mr. Peltier plays the Grieg Concerto No. 1 with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra on Thursday October 18 at the River Center Theater.

Once again my congratulations to James Boldin for winning the recent SSO audition for Fourth Horn.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BRSO Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presents pianist Colton Peltier Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Guest Artist Colton Peltier will play Grieg Piano Concerto No. 1 Thursday evening October 18, with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Also on the program Shostakovich  Symphony No. 10. Music Director Timothy Muffitt conducts the orchestra.

BRSO Music Director Timothy Muffitt

Colton Peltier

concert time 7:30 PM 

River Center Theatre

Tickets my be purchased by calling

 225.383.0500 x 500

or online at 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Magical Mystery Tour October 6 and 7, 2012

photo from ASO webpage
The Best of the Beatles as you've never heard them before is the billing for ASO's 2nd concert of the 2012-2013 season, part of the ASO Pops Series. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles - 

Geoffrey Robson, conducting the orchestra.

Saturday Oct. 6   8:00 PM

Sunday Oct. 7    3:00 PM

Robinson Center Music Hall
426 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas

For Tickets

call 501.666.1761

or go online @ 

Hall and Allen (Winston and Chris) at 2Johns and Chianti Oct 4 and 7, 2012

More groovy/soul jazz and pop from Chris and Winston coming up this week. Hall and Allen as the jazz duo is booked will make your dinner plans easy . . . . Thursday October 4 and Sunday October 7. . . .  6 - 9 PM Thursday at 2John's and Sunday at Chianti's playing all your favorites, past and present.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Travelling to ULM with KDAQ and congrats to James Boldin

Friday noon found me travelling to Monroe again sharing my driving time with  KDAQ Public Radio, Shreveport. This past Friday's broadcast was from a fundraiser for River City Repertory Theatre. 

My favourite piece was "No More" from Broadway's The Good-bye Girl sung by a friend of my husband's from his dancing days with Ballet Lyrique, more recently re-named the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, then directed by his sister Marion Rogers Mills. Dina Bennett was one of his dance partners during these years when he was a danseur for the company. Dancing was an avocation for him and he had been dancing since he was a tot. He played the Nutcracker Prince in several of the Company's productions. In fact in his real vocation he owned H. D. Rogers & Sons, foreign automotive service (where our own sons also worked for several years) and he still is the best anywhere around at what he does which is repair classic and antique automobiles including our twin grandsons' Mustangs.

Thank you again, Kermit, for a delightful 1 1/2 hour drive. Not sure if it was just my car speakers, but I would liked to have heard more of the strings.

Horn player James Boldin and I spent this work session studying more excerpts and listening to some of the best horn players in the world on CD and DVD. I love the Siegfried Horn Call and the drama it evokes from the audience as he tries to awaken the dragon which is supposed to introduce him to fear, a feeling he has never known. In addition, the 3rd horn part from Brahms' Academic Overture is a really nasty one, but James can belt it out with gusto. The Tchai 5 1st horn solo in the slow movement is one I can relate to and enjoy playing - I played that same solo as an 8th grader at the Solo and Ensemble Band Festival in Natchitoches decades ago albeit in a different key. 
Hornist James Boldin

My sister and I just prior to leaving for the solo and ensemble festival
Lakeshore Jr. High Band uniforms
An old Conn 6-D horn.

Congratulations are in order for James Boldin, the new Fourth Horn for the SSO

Next week, more horn studies