Friday, November 16, 2012

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Chamber by Candlelight Sunday 7:00 PM

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its opening concert for the Candlelight Series in Vicksburg at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Sunday, November 18, 2012 as a part of its Community Series.

Haydn's Symphony No. 73 (The Hunt), Handel's Water Music and more. 
Epsicopal Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St., Vicksburg.
Free and open to the public.  
This event is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Trustmark.

Concert time    -    7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mississippi Symphony presents Chamber Concert No. 1 Friday evening November 16, 2012

Haydn's Symphony No. 73 (The Hunt) is featured on the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra chamber concert set for Friday evening November 16 at 7:30 PM with Music Director Crafton Beck on the podium. In addition Mezzo Soprano Viola Dacus will be singing the songs of Benjamin Britten.

John Adams                             Shaker Loops

Benjamin Britten                      Phaedre
Viola Dacus, mezzo-soprano

Erkki-Sven Tüür                      Insula Deserta


Franz Josef Haydn                   Symphony No. 73, the Hunt

7:30 PM, Friday, November 16, 2012
Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, Jackson, MS

tickets are available @
Phone: 601.960.1565 

Phone: 601.960.1565 

East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents the family oriented concert Cirque de la Symphonie Saturday Nov 17 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

The UT Tyler Cowen Center  hosts The East Texas Symphony Orchestra this Saturday afternoon, November 17, at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM with familiar classical music, jugglers and high flying aerialists for you and your family. Music Director Richard Lee conducts the orchestra.

Tickets may be purchased 
by phone

903.566.7424 or 

online @

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra with Schubert, Prokofiev and the Richard Strauss Horn concerto No. 1 Thursday evening 11-15-2012

BRSO's own Principal Horn, Angela Bagneto Finley plays the Strauss Concerto No.1 for Horn and Orchestra on its Thursday evening Masterworks III concert at the River Center Theatre. Music Director Timothy Moffitt conducts the orchestra on three pieces,  Schubert Symphony No. 5., excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Ballet and the Strauss Horn Concerto. 

Thanks to the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Webpage

Angela Bagnetto Finley

Maestro Timothy Moffitt

Concert time 7:30 PM

with concert Conversations beginning at 6:30 PM.

tickets may be purchased online @

box office


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Arkansas Symphony presents Beethoven and Bluejeans Nov. 10 and 11, 2012

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra blends the old, the new and the exotic in these two concerts featuring Beethoven and Blue Jeans with guest artist Wu Man on the ancient Chinese instrument, the Pipa. Philip Mann conducting.

Performances Saturday 11-10 at 8:00 PM . . . . . . 
and Sunday 11-11 at 3:00 PM

Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock

Tickets online or by phone

or  501.666.1761

Wu Man, pipa

Beethoven - The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture

Tan Dun - Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa with Wu Man

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Shadows and Light - Saturday 11-10-2012

Shadows and Light will be presented by SASO at Magnolia first Baptist Church. Artists are Jeffrey Biegel, Piano - Sally Horak, Piccolo - Jenna Tucker, Soprano and Karen Watkins, Alto.

From the SASO webpage

ticket information

This concert will feature a newly commissioned work entitled Shadows featuring virtuosic talent, Jeffrey Biegel on the piano. From Shadows step outside into the light with Baroque piccolo concerto and a Vivaldi choral work.
Concert time 7:30 PM

Music Director and Conductor
Kermit Poling


Jeffrey Biegel, pianist

Sally Horak, piccolo

Jenna Tucker, soprano

Karen Watkins, alto

Texas Woman's University Choir 
Dr. Joni Jensen, director

SAU Heritage Singers 
Dr. David DeSeguirant, director

El Dorado High School Choir 
Greg Oden, director


Vivaldi: Concerto for Piccolo

Zwilich: Shadows


Vivaldi: Gloria in D

"Shadows" by Ellen Zwilich - featuring pianist, Jeffrey Biegel

Monday, November 5, 2012

KDAQ - "on the road, again" Friday noon with Regional Symphony Orchestra programmimg

Friday, more than a week ago I had the pleasure of listening to KDAQ while on the road to Monroe which was offering an Acadiana Symphony performance from its 2010-2011 season. Trying to remember the program which included a piece by Christopher Lee and the Polyvetsian Dances. The concert was absolutely gorgeous and the tempos were especially breathtaking in the "Dances". My congratulations to the Principal Clarinetist, and Principal Horn.

Last Friday I listened to an SSO recent concert with some outstanding work by the new 4th Horn James Boldin, who actually was playing 3rd Horn on this concert. The Brahms Academic Festival Overture has an unforgiving and treaturous 3rd horn part as the piece winds its way to conclusion which must be heard above the rest of the orchestra madness. My sincere congratulations for the A-1 (scale of 10-10) for your due diligence in this infamous audition excerpt.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Acadiana Symphony November 10, 2012 - Cirque de la Symphonie

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages

Heyman Performing Arts Center welsomes the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie Saturday, November 10, performance @ 7:30 PM. Family entertainment with jugglers, aerialists, and great music. Tcjaikovsky, Dvorak, Rimski-Korsakov, a visual spectacle. 

Music Director and conductor - Marius Smolij

Tickets at the box office 412 Travis 
Alexandria, LA