Tuesday, April 30, 2013

East Texas Symphony Orchestra - May 4, 2013

DON'T MISS this opportunity

ETSO presents "Doc" Severinson Saturday May 4

2012-2013 Season

Feel the Chemistry!

Doc Severinsen
and the
San Miguel Five

May 4 , 2013   7:30 pm

Caldwell Auditorium
Downtown Tyler

Tickets Start at $10

903.526.3876, ext. 4#

photo from Ticketmaster
Doc Severinsen Tickets

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

MSO Music Director Crafton Beck

From the MSO website

Pops and Light Classics with Full Orchestra in (Greenville, MS)

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 PM

An outdoor full orchestra concert of pops and light classics for the family. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Texas Tenors light up the stage Sat April 27. 2013

FROM the SASO webpage


TEXAS TENORS with The South Arkansas Symphony

El Dorado Municipal Auditorium - April 27, 2013 

The Highest Ranking Vocal Group in the History of America's Got Talent! 2011 and 2012 Ensemble and Group of the Year!


Country meets Classical in this evening to remember. Enjoy this performance as the guys who performed on America's Got Talent entertain you with the best of classical and country.


Kermit Poling, Conductor


Friday, April 19, 2013

The Mississippi Symphony and Stravinski's "RITE" Saturday April 20, 2013


MSO Music director Crafton Beck

From the Mississippi Symphony Website
Jackson, MS

Selby & Richard McRae FoundationBravo Series - Bravo V: Stravinsky’s Rite

7:30 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thalia Mara Hall

100 years after the sensational premier of The Rite of Springscandalized Parisian audiences, the music to Stravinsky’s ballet masterpiece has not lost its primal effect.  Its electrifying melodies and rhythms will close the season with a bang. Hear it live along with Britten’s stormy Sea Interludes and Millsaps alumnus Samuel Jones’ Trumpet of the Swan based on stories from The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty.
Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15, at the Mississippi Museum of Art (free; cash bar)


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Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presents "Opera's Greatest Moments" Saturday evening April 20, 2013

The ASO and

Mariusz Smolij, Music Director


Opera's Greatest Moments

Concert Date: 20-Apr-2013
Visit the world of opera and experience its most memorable overtures, arias, duets and choruses. The operatic characters and majestic sounds of 150 performers will take you on a magical musical journey. A perfect season finale! 
7:30 pm, Heymann Performing Arts Center
ASO Chorus and Soloists 

Works by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini and others

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Longview Symphony presents a Chamber Concert with LSO's Mark and Ute Miller Saturday April 20, 2013 - Get your reservation in now for Dinner before the concert

Longview Symphony Chamber Concert

Chamber Music for Violin & Viola

Dine in and then enjoy the Evening with

Mark Miller & Ute Miller

Concertmaster of the Longview Symphony and
Violist in the Longview Symphony

April 20, 2013
Longview Community Center

Duo in C Major | Jean Sibelius
From My Notebook | Benedikt Brydern
Duet KV 423 in B Flat Major | W. A. Mozart
Behop for Beagles | Benedikt Brydern 
Three Madrigals | Bohuslav Martinu

Dinner 5:30-7:00
Catered by Tomboni's Fresh Food
Opening Notes  6:30
Concert  7:30

To Purchase Concert Ticket or Dinner,
 Call 903-236-9739 or visit LongviewSymphony.org
Concert $35 or $25 • Dinner $35


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baroque Artists of Shreveport (BAS) - perf at St Marks Sunday April 21 at 3:00 PM

The Baroque Artists of Shreveport present their finale concert of the 2012-2013 season this Sunday at St Marks Cathedral 3:00 PM 4-21-2013





TELEMANN - CONCERTO A SIX for Flute, Bassoon, Strings and Continuo


TELEMANN - CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN & TRUMPET--Laura & Michael (soloists)


Sally Horak, Flute
Theresa Zale Bridges, Oboe
Douglas Bakenhus, Bassoon
Michael Scarlato, Trumpet

Laura Crawford, Violin
Dan Santelices, Violin
Elizabeth Grondin, Violin

Zackery Grant, Violin
Adrienne Gabriel, Viola
Todd Gabriel, Viola

 Ruth Drummond, Cello
Christopher Allen, Bass

Cathy DeRousse, Harpsichord
Irina Nedelcu, Harpsichord

Saturday, April 13, 2013

East Texas Symphony Orchestra (Tyler) presents 'Epic Russia" with pianist Di Wu

ETSO - Richard Lee, Music Director - photo by Brian

2012-2013 Season                    Richard Lee Music Director       , photo by    

Feel the Chemistry!

Thrilling Season Finale!

April 13 , 2013   7:30 pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

Enjoy Rachmaninoff's virtuoso Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in the ETSO Season finale.
Learn more about the concert.

Tickets Start at $10
Call 903.566.7424 or order online!

Di Wu

photo by Sengzhon Zong

Date      April 13 , 2013 , 7:30 p.m.

Location       UT Tyler Cowan Center


Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique"
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18       Di Wu, piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96

Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra - Appalachian Spring - Monday April 15, 2013

Appalachian Spring
Location: Clinton Presidential Center (directions)
Price Range: $22 

April 16, 2013
Tuesday at 7:00pm

Chamber Musicians
Carl Anthony, piano
Carolyn Brown, flute
Daniel Cline, cello
Alisa Coffey, harp
Leanne Day-Simpson, violin
David Gerstein, cello
Eric Hayward, violin
Andrew Irvin, violin
Kelly Johnson, clarinet
Kiril Laskarov, violin
Susan Bell León, bassoon
Ryan Mooney, viola
Katherine Reynolds, viola
Barron Weir, contrabass


Crumb - Voice of the Whale
Debussy - Sonate en trio for Flute, Viola and Harp
Higdon - Amazing Grace
Copland - Appalachian Spring

See and hear the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra this week-end April 34 and 14. 2013


Midori & Tchaikovsky
Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: $14 - $52 

Philip Mann, conductor
Midori, violin

April 13, 2013
Saturday at 8:00pm

April 14, 2013
Sunday at 3:00pm


Don’t miss world famous violinist Midori as she joins forces with the ASO to close our season in unforgettable fashion. Midori performs Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Violin Concerto in a pairing of two inimitable favorites which also connects with the season’s opener, in that it was inspired by Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. Adding to the festive feel of the program is Mozart’s frothy and iconic overture to the Marriage of Figaro, which defies any listener not to smile. Closing the program is Brahms’s final and incredible 4th symphony- a work of stunning beauty and depth that grows out of the most simple of gestures, a falling then rising line. A sense of yearning and urgency underlie the work as counterpoint adds flavor and intensity to sublime lyricism. An almost overwhelming final movement harkens back to an earlier time in music in a masterstroke combination of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic.

    MozartThe Marriage of Figaro, K. 492: OvertureAbout this piece

    TchaikovskyViolin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35About this piece

    BrahmsSymphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98About this piece

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ULM Horn Choir 2013 with Dr. James Boldin - Performance 4-8-2013 @ 7:30 PM

A Free Concert

Ensemble member photos below

The ULM Horn Choir formed a few years ago by Dr. James Boldin, Professor of Horn at ULM in Monroe, will be performing again this year in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on campus. The group includes ULM students, local and area high school students and teachers, and other horn players in the area who play professionally. James Boldin conducts and I have the pleasure of playing with these outstanding members whose love of the horn and everything horn is obvious.

The music has been arranged for 4 to 8 Horns and will be played by the largest ensemble complement since its inception, 18-20 performers!

7:30 pm Concert
Monday April-8-2013

Repertoire to be performed will include 

Old West Medley (How the West Was Won, Blazing Saddles) by Alfred Newman, John Morris, and Elmer Bernstein.

Folk Song Suite arr. by G.E. Holmes

"Zwei Blauen Augen" from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" 

a Lowell Shaw Frippery

"Harambee" by Paul Basler  

Special soloist will be Alex Noppe on Flugel Horn playing a special arrangement of "Nearer My God To Thee" by James Stevens and Jason Rinehart

Trumpeter Alex Noppe

Rehearsing in the ULM Warhawks Band Room

Rehearsing in Beidenharn Recital Hall

Alex Noppe and Kris Boldin

Night of the Horn Choir performance

More photos to follow

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Texarkana Symphony in 2012 - 2013 Finale Concert presents violinist Elena Urioste

TSO's FINALE concert of the season features virtuoso violinist Elena Urioste Saturday evening April 6, 2013 in Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Op. 64.

Also on the program, von Weber's Overture to his Opera "Euryanthe"

The huge and bombastic Symphony No. 4 by Peter Tchaikovsky, Op.36

Marc-Andre Bougie conducts The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra

photo of Marc-Andre Bougie by  SJWR

FROM the TSO website


Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:30PM

Concert Preview at 6:40PM

at the Historic Perot Theatre

Featuring: The return of the international sensation
Violinist Elana Urioste

           Weber: Euryanthe Overture
           Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
           Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, in F minor, Op. 36
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Elena Urioste in rehearsal with TSO and Marc Bougie

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Orchestra photos

tubist Steve Curtis and horn player Brian Brown