Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Just testing for future possible use

Will keep all posted should I decide to revive this blog

Friday, July 10, 2015

Civic leader and ardent arts supporter Virginia Shehee laid to rest today in Shreveport

Photos by Susan W Rogers from a Holiday in Dixie Parade - Shreveport Symphony float sponsored by Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee April 1988

Thank you, Mrs. Shehee

Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee - Holiday in Dixie Shreveport Symphony float celebrates with the SSO Brass Quintet

L-R Shreveport's Virginia Shehee with SSO Music Director Peter Leonard, Alex Leonard, Margaret Shehee and Paula Leonard

Ready to ride on the float - Virginia Shehee with Alex Leonard (son of Music Director Peter Leonard and Paula Leonard)
Crossing the Red River on the Texas Street Bridge headed toward downtown Shreveport

Riding the float West across the Texas Street Bridge from Bossier City's Bossier High School

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Arkansas Symphony's May schedule for the 2014-2015 season

FROM the website of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Philip Mann
Music Director Philip Mann

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ACT in Concert with the ASO: Back to the '80s
other Maestro Philip Mann and ASO musicians create an exciting multi-sensory experience out of 300 years of musical heritage.
Tickets & Info

MAY 9-10
Ashley Brown's Broadway
pops Fresh from her run as Mary Poppins on Broadway, Ashley Brown, and your ASO take over the stage with thrilling renditions of Broadway favorites!
Tickets & Info

MAY 14
Baroque by Candlelight
neighborhood HANDEL - Water Music: Suite No. 2
VIVALDI - Concerto for Piccolo
Tickets & Info

MAY 17
Electrify Your Strings!
youth Famed rock-violinist Mark Wood and rock-vocalist Laura Kaye bring an injection of high voltage rock to youth musicians from around Arkansas!
Tickets & Info

Saturday, May 2, 2015

the Monroe Symphony ends its 2014-2015 season with Beethoven 9 Saturday May 2

When & Where

Jack Howard Theatre
Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Sat, May 2
7:00 PM

  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA, 71201

Saturday, April 4, 2015

St Marks Easter service with Brass Ensemble April 5 2015

Brass Ensemble at St Marks' Cathedral Easter Service

Fairfield at Line Ave
10:10 am Prelude

Returning from last year's service

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Caddo Magnet High School Chamber Orchestra Concerto Concert Thursday evening Jan 29 6:00 pm

Don't miss your chance to hear and see your area kids play professional music before the Concerto CONTEST in the Spring

 Dvorak, Mozart, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach

Conducted by CMHS Orchestra Music Director, Elaine Webb

Wednesday evenings rehearsal photo by guest orchestra member Susan W Rogers

Mr D Parmelee

more photos to come

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra - Anna Polonsky, piano, and Wichita's own horn section playing Concertstuck in F M for Four Horns and Orchestra by Robert Schumann


Mozart, Schumann, Rossinni

Anna Polonsky, piano


February 21, 2015 8:00 p.m.
  • Serenade in G Major, K. 525 (Eine kleine Nachtmuik) - W. A. Mozart
  • **** Concertstück in F Major for Four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86 - Robert Schumann

  • Il barbiere de Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Overture - Gioacchino Rossini
  •  Concerto No. 20 for Piano in D minor, K. 466 - W. A. Mozart

****Featuring 4 WFSO horns

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Monday, January 5, 2015

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presents Chamber music Thursday evening January 15, and Friday evening January 16, 2015

Chamber 4: The Baroque Concert
Thu, January 15, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, United States (map)
Lamar Family Chamber Series Concert 4: The Baroque Concerto More Information 
Fri, January 16, 7:00 pm 
Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St, St Francisville, LA, United States (map)
For tickets, call Bank of St. Francisville at 225-635-6397

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

 East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents

Dueling Fiddles - January 17, 2015

UT Tyler Cowan Center  7:30 pm performance

ETSO and conductor Richard Lee say

Come and find out the difference between a violin and a fiddle

3 Concert Subscriptions available. Call 903-566-7424.

Order single tickets online, or call 903-566-7424.

From the ETSO website

Natalie MacMaster, fiddle, and

Mark Miller, violin (photo Kenneth Greer)


Mozart: Rondo in C, K. 373
Massanet: Méditation from Thaïs
Elgar: Serenade
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 

Plus selections by Natalie MacMaster and a Dueling Fiddles duet

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FBC Minden - an encore Christmas performance Sunday 12-14-2014

Come join us for an encore Christmas performance tonight at First Baptist Church Minden, LA downtown.  Alecia and Todd Dubose music ministers. 

Service begins at 6:00 pm in the church sanctuary with  the Girls Youth Choir, 5 pianists and orchestra

the Brass section

more photos to follow

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Black Bayou Brass Christmas program Tue Dec 2, 2014

Black Bayou Brass, ULM School of Music Resident Faculty Brass, in concert Tuesday evening December 2, 2014 
Christmas with the Bayou Brass
7:00 pm concert

Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe

sjwrogers photos from February 2014 recital

Horn, Dr. James Boldin
 Trumpet, Dr. Aaron Witek
Trombone, Dr. James Layfield

Black Bayou Brass, resident faculty brass ensemble in the ULM Department of Music, will present their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe. The ensemble is comprised of Department of Music faculty, Aaron Witek (trumpet), James Boldin (horn), and James Layfield (trombone). Special guest artist this year will be Dr. Richard Seiler, organ and piano.This yearly concert is a tradition in the community, and will feature a number of holiday favorites arranged for brass. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be gladly accepted.