Saturday, January 26, 2013

Acadiana Symphony presents "real video games" concert Sat Jan 27, 2013

Something a little different is in store for those who attend VIDEO GAMES LIVE at the Heyman Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, LA. on Jan. 27. 

Mariusz Smolij is Acadiana Symphony Music Director

Video Games Live

Concert Date: 27-Jan-2013
A video game multimedia concert experience! #1 touring game concert in the world comes to Lafayette! Created and produced by game industry legend Tommy Tallarice. Pre-show event with Guitar Hero competition (winner to perform on stage during the performance) & costume contest! Post-show meet and greet free to all ticket holders! Special VIP Backstage Experience packages available. Join us on Facebook or
Sunday, January 27, 2012
6:30 pm
Pre-concert activities begin at 5:00
Heymann Performing Arts Cente

Ticket Outlets

What makes each Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performance so moving? Start with the music and all it promises, add the passion of talented musicians and the bold vision of Maestro Mariusz Smolij, then tie it together with a common bond—the shared emotion and experience of you, our friends.

The ASO Box Office is located within its administrative offices at 412 Travis Street in the Oil Center, and maintains the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tickets for all Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performances are also available online for purchase around the clock seven days a week and will be sold at the event location the day of the concert. Please visit the links below to purchase tickets or browse all of our season events to find all of your perfect concerts!
Classical Concert Season:
Buy Tickets!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra plays Ancient Airs and Dances Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27, 2013

Saturday January 26 and Sunday January 27, The Arkansas Symphony plays Ancient Airs and Dances by Resphigi , Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme with 'cellist David Gerstein and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, both concerts at the Robinson Center.

The Robinson Center, Little Rock

Guest Conductor Guillermo Figueroa

Saturday concert at 8:00 PM
Sunday Concert 3:00 PM

For tickets

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mardi Gras Celebration in Longview to benefit the Longview Symphony Saturday Feb 2, 2013

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Longview Symphony Celebration
Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 2, 2013

7:30 - 11:30 pm

Maude Cobb Convention Center
100 Grand Blvd. |  Longview, TX 75604
Your $65 ticket includes:
Two Live Bands!
(Atchafalaya Brass Band Society and Bone Dancers with Zydeco)
Antique Car Show!
Beads, Beads, Beads!
Authentic Cajun Dining!
(Catered by Dudley's)
Tea and Coffee!
(Beer and Wine available for purchase)
Silent Auction with Great Stuff!
Proceeds benefit the Longview Symphony
Buy your tickets online or by phone! or  903-236-9739

©2013 Longview Symphony. All rights reserved.
Produced by Full House Marketing

Saturday, January 12, 2013

ULM calls to me again. Time for work study with James Boldin 1-2013

More later. Must get back to the Green Bay/49'er game then practice. I think my husband I just watched the Super Bowl game a little early this year - Baltimore and Denver. What a fabulous game! Came down to double ovt. and Baltimore won it 38-35. That game could not be beaten for excitement and true tenacious grit!
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Along my route to Monroe this trip I noticed how the recent rains have re-energized the ponds and creeks on the acres and acres of rolling  land on either side of I-20 East giving them a refreshed feeling. A beautiful, sunny mid - 70's afternoon felt so good for a change, hawks circling in the upper winds above, not too much traffic on the road. Longview Symphony playing on KDAQ radio.

Low Horn studies are not fun, but a necessary evil for those of us who long to sing melodic lines in the upper register. Ah, the melody line which is the core of music for me with all its variant harmonies is what I grew up hearing in my home - symphonies, operas, ballets - but on the radio and on my parents' old 78 recordings played on a phonograph, not on TV.

Imagine my surprise when suddenly at the age of 6 I discovered there were other melodic lines mixed in with this one line - the harmonies - and I could hear them and sing along and make up my own melodies as did my sisters and brother later. My parents, musicians themselves, were elated and many an evening was spent standing around my mom at the old upright piano belting out popular tunes, gospel, Christmas carols and church music in the days before the advent of rock 'n roll and Elvis Presley.

Don't get me wrong, I got to sing the bottom part once in a while and sometimes the lead or the upper part, but playing low horn is a little different. I hear it, but the lips have to hear it as well. And therein is what I have to teach my lips, how to play what I sing.

to be continued . . . . . .

Thursday, January 10, 2013

(BAS) Baroque Artists of Shreveport - Sunday January 20, 2013 at St Marks Cathedral

From BAS member, Dan Santelices:

Baroque Artists of Shreveport

Featuring bass vocalist, Horace English and oboist, Theresa Zale Bridges in a performance of Bach: Cantata No. 82 "Ich habe genug".

The concert includes

G.P. Telemann's Paris Quartet No. 1 in G-major for Flute, Violin
 Violoncello and Basso Continuo

Jean-Marie Leclair's Sonata No. 5 in E-minor for
2 violins

John Ernest Galliard's Sonata No. 3 in F-major for Bassoon and Basso Continuo

Godrey Finger's Sonata in C, Op. 5 No. 10 for Oboe, Bassoon and Basso continuo

In addition to English and Zale-Bridges, the other member of the BAS for this concert are:

Sally Horak, Flute

Douglas Bakenhus, Bassoon

Laura Crawford and Dan Santelices, Violin
Ruth Drummond, Violoncello-continuo
Cathy DeRousse and Irina Nedelcu, Harpsichord-continuo

3:00 PM at St Marks Episcopal Cathedral


Sorry, for the less than acceptable post. I experienced HTML problems

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra starts the new year with Bravo 3 Jan. 16

From the Mississippi Symphony website

Selby & Richard McRae Foundation

Bravo Series - Bravo III: Dvorak’s Seventh

7:30 PM, Saturday, January 12, 2013
Company by American Philip Glass, the foremost composer of the attractive minimalist style, is partnered with music inspired by two dramatic European settings – the beauty of Dvorak’s Bohemian countryside and the breathtaking majesty of Sibelius’ Finland.  27 year-old rising star violinist Bella Hristova, has wowed audiences at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center.
Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15, at the Mississippi Museum of Art (free; cash bar)

MSO Music Director Crafton Beck
Crafton Beck                          

Tickets to all Mississippi Symphony Orchestra concerts may be purchased through the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra box office. In addition, the box office will be open on the day of each concert at the concert venue one hour prior to concert time. You may also purchase tickets online.
If you have any questions, please email


201 East Pascagoula St (inside the Mississippi Arts Center)
Jackson, MS 39201
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, January 7, 2013

Longview Symphony opens its Chamber Series Tuesday, Jan. 22 with pianist Anton Kuerti

Anton Kuerti

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

5:45 Dinner (see below)

6:00 Doors Open
7:30 Concert

from the LSO website

Pianist Anton Kuerti was born in Austria, grew up in the U.S., and has lived in Canada for more than 35 years. He has won awards from several prestgious organizations and performed with more than 50 orchestras globally. Kuerti is one of today’s most recorded artists, and we are excited to share his talent with concert-goers near and far.

As you know, the Longview Symphony takes "requests" and performs People's Choice compositions. Kuerti, too, will be performing composers that concert-goers have requested.

This will be a “once in a lifetime experience.”

Sonata in A minor (Mozart)
Waldstein Sonata (Beethoven)
Sonata in G minor (Schumann)

Make a night at the Longview Community Center on January 22, starting at 5:45. For $35 prix fixe, enjoy several courses:

Choice of Salad or Appetizer:
  • Classic Caesar Salad or
  • Seafood Sausage on a Crostini with Tomato Beurre Blanc

Choice of Entree:

  • Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fresh Goat Cheese and Arugula with Chardonnay Jus, Nutted Wild Rice, and Ratatouille or
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig-Marsala Jus, Creamy Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout, and Pan-Seared Haricots Verts

At intermission, enjoy dessert for an additional fee:

  • Petite Flourless Chocolate and Raspberry Cake or
  • Mediterranean Orange Cake
Beverages include Regular and Decaf Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Bottled Water.

Friday, January 4, 2013

East Texas Symphony presents "Shall we Dance" Sat. Jan 12, 2013 - two performances

Photos from the ETSO webpage

      Jean-Francoise Rivest steps to the podium at the Tyler Cowen Center as guest conductor for the East Texas Symphony Orchestra's "Shall we Dance" with a one hour Saturday Family Matinee at 2:00 PM and a full length concert at 7:30 PM. Saturday, January 12. 

Tickets are available at 903.566.7424

 or online @

Evening program

Bernstein - Westside Story: Symphonic Dances
Gould - Tap Dance Concerto
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
Borodin - Polovetsian Dances

Family Matinee program

Prokofiev -  "Montagues and the Capulets" from Suite No. 2
Gould - Tap Dance Concerto
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

     Max Pollack, tap dancer.