Friday, May 31, 2013

WACO SYMPHONY announces 2013-2014 season - James Ehnes, violinist September 26


first concert September 26 with violinist James Ehnes

Waco Symphony Orchestra

2013-2014 SEASON

James Ehnes

September 26, 2013
7:30 p.m.

James Ehnes

Grammy, Gramophone, and Juno Award winning violinist James Ehnes brings his virtuosity and probing musicianship to Waco Hall
John Sharp

November 9, 2013
7:30 p.m.

John Sharp

Waco native John Sharp—principal cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1986—returns home for a special performance

December 13, 2013
7:00 p.m.

’Tis the Season

Join the Waco Symphony Orchestra for a magical evening filled with your favorite holiday music and exciting special effects. Santa & Mrs. Claus! Live reindeer! Falling snow!
Bravo Broadway!Broadway singers

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Bravo Broadway!

Favorite showtunes from Broadway hits past and present, featuring veteran Broadway vocalists Christiane Noll, Anne Runolfsson, and Doug LeBrecque

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Red, White, and Blue

Favorites by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, and other American composers
Van Cliburn medals

April 10, 2014
7:30 p.m.

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist performing the winning concerto as part of a special program


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Acadianna Symphony Orchestra - All that Jazz May 31, 2013

FROM the Acadiana Symphony website

Paris 1922: All That Jazz

Concert Date: 31-May-2013
The French capital during the 1920s was the most exciting musical center in the world. All kinds of musical sounds and styles entertained Parisians during that decade including jazz-influenced works by French composer D. Milhaud (Le Creation du monde) and then-revolutionary jazz compositions by C. Porter and F. Poulenc. Do not miss this special musical voyage!
 Program includes Le Creation du monde, op. 81a by Darius Milhaud; Cole Porter's Song Book; and Le Bal masque by Francis Poulenc. See the compete repertoire here:
Paris 1922: All That Jazz Program Paris 1922: All That Jazz Program (200 KB)7:30pm, Acadiana Center for the Arts
Guest artist, Shawn Roy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Longview Symphony announces its 2013-2014 Season

Longview Symphony

Announcing the 2013/2014 Concert Season:

October 12, 2013

“Classic Movies and Spooky Tunes”
with Guest Conductor, Dr. James Snowden

December 19, 2013

"Christmas at Home"
with Guest Conductor, Mark Crim

March 22, 2014

special guest, Blast of Brass

June 7, 2014

"Russian Romantics"
Conductor Emeritus, Tonu Kalam


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Monday, May 13, 2013

Arkansas Symphony presents the Mozart Requiem Thursday May 16, 2013

From the ASO website

Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

I.N.C. Mozart's Requiem
Location: First United Methodist Church (directions)
Price Range: 

Philip Mann, conductor
Chauncey Packer, tenor
Anna Belaya, soprano
Benjamin Bloomfield, bass
Crystal Jarrell, alto
Arkansas Chamber Singers, chorus

May 16, 2013
Thursday at 7:00 pm

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and singer Audra McDonald make beautiful music together Friday May 17, 2013

FROM the BRSO website

for tickets

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Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert Series
Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00pm
River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts
Audra McDonald
10 Year Anniversary Encore

A Broadway Musical Evening Starring five-time Tony Award winner and Grammy Award Winner AUDRA MCDONALD.

Section A: $85
Section B: $65
Section C: $45
Section D: $30

For Concert Sponsorship, contact Kelly Hurtado at (225) 383-0500 ext. 106

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie perform Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12, 2013

From the Arkansas Symphony Website

Cirque de la Symphonie
Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: $18 - $58 

Geoffrey Robson, conductor

May 11, 2013
Saturday at 8:00pm

May 12, 2013
Sunday at 3:00pm


The big-top meets classical music at this crowd favorite!  This high-flying event brings the magic of cirque to the music hall. See aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen while listening to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Performances - - May 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25


FROM the MSO Website

Symphony News


May 9 – Classical French Chamber Music in the Art Garden
7:30pm, Mississippi Museum of Art
     6:00pm cash bar and food available for purchase
     (No outside beverages. Picnics are welcome.)
     7:30pm concert
     ($10 per person at the door; no advance tickets)

Join the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for a Celebration of French Music in The Art Garden in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum. Celebrate with a program including the bubbly effervescence of French baroque dances, the misty impressionism of Debussy, and Darius Milhaud’s 1923 groundbreaking jazzy work: The Creation of the World.

May 10 – Pepsi Pops at the Rez’
7:30pm, Friday, May 10, 2013
Old Trace Park, Ridgeland
Tickets $12 in advance at MSO, Kroger, Regions and McDades ($15 at the gate; children 4-18: $5)
Sponsored by Brown Bottling, Regions, BKD and Eastgroup Properties
Media sponsors:  WLBT, Clear Channel Radio
Pack the picnic hamper, put the family in the car, and head to the Ross Barnett Reservoir for our annual sundown concert of star-spangled favorites followed with a sky full of fireworks.  Gates open at 4:30.  Advance music and kids playground until the orchestra takes the stage at 7:30.  Picnic contest!

May 11 – MSO in McComb
7:00pm, Edgewater Park, free

May 17 – MSO in Brookhaven
7:00pm, Brookhaven School of the Arts, free
Generously sponsored by Entergy Mississippi
MSO performs with the School’s choir

May 18 – MSO in Canton
7:30pm (pre-concert music from 5:30pm), free
Historic Canton Square
The MSO and John Maxwell present a salute to Armed Forces Day

May 25 – MSO in Vicksburg
7:00pm, Vicksburg Military Park, free
Narrators join the full MSO in honoring the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  Concert includes a stunning three-screen presentation by James Westwater of Westwater Arts to Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, as well as a cameo appearance by country star Trace Adkins.