Friday, February 28, 2014

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson presents "The Two sides of Ravel" through March 2, 2014

FROM the website of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden conducting
Louis Lortie at the piano

Feb 27 through March 2, 2014

It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute. Gradually, each instrument of the Dallas Symphony joins in. One after the other. Until Ravel's "Bolero" reaches one of the greatest climaxes in all of music. Also, the brilliant Louis Lortie performs Mozart's delicate Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan."

Watch as Maestro van Zweden talks about the two sides of Ravel. The Maestro's Choice>>

FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan"

RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

RAVEL Bolero

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette presents a master class and performance with Horn Quartet Genghis Barbie Monday Feb 24, 2014

FROM the University of Louisiana and the Genghis Barbie website

Genghis Barbie Horn Quartet Master Class Feb 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Genghis Barbie Performance Feb 24, 2014  - 7:30 pm

Genghis Barbie, French Horn Quartet:


San Antonio Symphony Orchestra March 7 and 8 2014 - Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky

FROM the website of the San Antonio Symphony


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March 7, 2014 and March 8, 2014


March 7 & 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Majestic Theatre

Kolja Blacher, leader and violin

Violinist Kolja Blacher returns to San Antonio to lead the orchestra from the concertmaster chair in a series of intimate and charming classical works. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, an exquisite jewel for string orchestra sings in elegant phrases, and embraces a Russian flavor. With his Symphony No. 1 Beethoven introduced his own distinctive symphonic voice to the musical circles of Vienna, and Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto, famous for its brief episode of exotic Turkish elements, sparkles with wit.

Tchaikovsky Serenade in C major

Mozart Concerto No. 5 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219, “Turkish”

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Mardi Gras 2014 Centaur Parade Saturday in Shreveport 2-22-2014

The Crew of Centaur is readying for one of several Shreveport Mardi Gras parades in 2014. Come out to the parade route this Saturday, February 22 and enjoy the fun. We plan to be there to take some fantastic photos and enjoy the music and the festivities.

As part of the Centaur crew, son and daughter-in-law will be riding on the Centaur float this year.

This float, "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" was chosen BEST FLOAT of the Centaur Parade!!!!
Photo updates upcoming

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ULM faculty trio Black Bayou Brass in concert tonight at Biedenharn Hall 7:30 pm

James Boldin invites you to the


Aaron Witek, James Boldin, James Layfield

concert photos below

Join us on Wednesday, February 19th for an evening of music for brass trio, presented by Black Bayou Brass. Admission is free with a ULM ID. For more information, visit


Flash, Jérôme Naulais
Three Chorals for Brass Trio, Adriana Isabel Figueroa Mañas
Figaro-Metamorphosen, Jan Koetsier
Trio for Brass, Vaclav Nelhybel
Grand Russian Fantasia, Jules Levy/arr. Aaron Witek
Rondo, from Horn Concerto, K. 495, W.A. Mozart/arr. James Boldin
That's A Plenty, Lew Pollack/arr. Micah Everett
The ULM Black Bayou Brass in concert

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In Memoriam - Dr. Douglas Peterson - 1938 - 2014

correction for memorial service date

Memorial services will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday morning February 19, 2014 @ Noel Memorial Methodist Church, Shreveport LA for Doctor Douglas Peterson.

The photo below is one I took in Minden at a patriotic concert we performed together in July 2011.

Just the best and finest. We will miss you.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

East Texas Symphony performance March 22, 2014

FROM the East Texas Symphony Orchestra web site

Richard Lee, Conductor
photo: (c)Portraits by Bryan
Jonathan Gentry, oboe
Stephen Lias, composer

Join Richard Lee and the ETSO for this multi-media concert event featuring works inspired by nature.  The program features Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, reinterpretted with stunning photography by Dr. Scott Lieberman.  Also on the concert, the world premiere of Glacier Bay by Stephen Lias, featuring his own photography, and a performance by 2012 Juanita Miller Competition Grand Prize Wiiner Jonathan Gentry. 
March 22, 2014 , 7:30 p.m.
UT Tyler Cowan Center 


(Click on links below to hear music samples) 

Lias: Glacier Bay (World Premiere)
Vaughan Williams:  Oboe Concerto

Jonathan Gentry, oboe
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Programming subject to change 

Three Concert Subscriptions available by calling 903-566-7424.
Single tickets on sale now online or by calling 903-566-7424.

Mississippi Symphony - BRAVO IV performance Saturday February 22, 2014

FROM the Web site of the Mississippi Symphony

Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo Series

 Bravo IV: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto

image MSO Music Director

Crafton Beck with

soloist MSO Principal Clarinetist Ken Graves

7:30 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2014

Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson

An amazing trio:  MSO Principal Clarinet Ken Graves presents Mozart's Clarinet Concerto between Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral showpiece Capriccio Espagnol and Serge Prokofiev's powerful Symphony No. 5

Order of Program

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov      Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622
                                                    Ken Graves, MSO Principal Clarinet

Sergei Prokofiev                     Symphony No. 5 in Bb, Op.100

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lang Lang in concert with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Saturday March 22, 2014

The perfect opportunity to see and hear Lang Lang in concert, in person


Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Great Performers in Concert Series
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00pm
River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts
Lang Lang

In Concert with the BRSO
“a rock star. His enthusiasm and passion are what captivates his audience.” – The Wall Street Journal

Sponsors: Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Price Leblanc Lexus, The Advocate, Lamar Advertising, Albemarle Foundation, Julio & Deborah Dumas, WAFB, BASF, City Social, Country Roads, inRegister, John Folse’s White Oak Plantation, Jack & Becky Harris, Dunlap/Fiore, Lance Hayes Designs, DOW Louisiana Federal Credit Union, Drs. David Hanson & Jolene Johnson, Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund | |

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra - Best of Broadway - February 15 and 16 @ Robinson Center Music Hall


Best of Broadway
Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)

Price Range: $18 - $59

Geoffrey Robson, conductor

Destan Owens, tenor

Mandy Gonzalez, soprano

Dr. Richard Wheeler, guest conductor


February 15, 2014
Saturday at 8:00 PM

February 16, 2014
Sunday at 3:00 PM


Get ready for a walk down the Great White Way in an evening of hits from Broadway’s most beloved show tunes! Join the ASO in a selection of music that crosses all genres and brings a smile to all faces.

Acadiana Symphony SOLD OUT for Valentines' Concert Friday Feb 14, 2014


FROM the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Webpage


Hubbell Chamber Series No. 2

Friday, February 14, 2014 /// 7:30 pm

Acadiana Center for the Arts
featuring ASO Chamber Orchestra

Mariusz Smolij, Conductor
Mark Pritchard and Dragos C. Filip, Cellists

Read the February Overture article, The Music of Friends, to learn more about the music and the musicians.


One of a kind Valentine musical feast from romantic melodies by Puccini and Tchaikovsky, to an elegant Vivaldi concerto and swinging Ragtime. Let the music touch your heart and let Tsunami tempt your palate!  Patrons have the option of enjoying a Valentines' Day dinner of tapas, wine, and dessert before the concert. So make it a Valentine's date like no other!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hornist Dr. Brent Shires at ULM today Feb 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm Master Class and 7:30 pm recital

Two events not to miss today if you're a horn player. University of LA Monroe is hosting Dr. Brent Shires who teaches Horn at the University of Central Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock. 

A Master Class at 4:00 pm and a Horn Recital at 7:30 pm both to be held in the Beidenharn Recital Hall on the ULM campus adjacent to the ULM Band Hall on University Drive.

Both events are FREE. Looking forward to both.