Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director
(318) 222-7496
lrobinson@shreveportsymphony.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
VIOLINIST VADIM GLUZMAN RETURNS FOR THE
SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY'S
SEASON FINALE CONCERT ON MAY 2


The SSO also announces its free Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Concert, May 3 at Centenary College, and Picnic Pops Concert, May 16 at
 Betty Virginia Park


SHREVEPORT, LA, april 20, 2015  - Violinist Vadim Gluzman returns to Shreveport to play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on Saturday, May 2, 7:30 PM at the RiverView Theater. The SSO will close its season with an all-Russian program, including Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2.
   
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES


SEASON FINALE: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30 PM

RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway

Vadim Gluzman, violin
Michael Butterman, conductor
 

MUSSORGSKY  Prelude to Khovantschina
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto 
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 2 ("Little Russian") 
 


Tickets are on sale now online at shreveportsymphony.com or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $17-$58. Student tickets are $12. 

The SSO's season sponsor is Willis-Knighton Health System. The concert sponsor is the Shreveport Business Council. Platinum level council members include AT&T and Bayou State Oil Corporation. Gold level member is The Noel Foundation, Inc. Silver members are Credit Bureau of Louisiana, Sklar Exploration, Adkins Seale Capital Management, Merrill Lynch, Chespeake Energy, and Adkins Seale Capital Management, LLC. Bronze level members are Citizen's National Bank, Querbes & Nelson Insurance, Sid Potts, Shreveport Federal Credit Union, Red River Chevrolet, Regions Bank, Glen V. Kinsey, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.
 
Free shuttle service starts at 6:30 PM, picking up at Regions Bank parking garage at the corner of Milam & Market Streets.  
 

ABOUT VADIM GLUZMAN
Vadim Gluzman's extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label. The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra; and with leading conductors including Neeme J?rvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andrew Litton, Itzhak Perlman, Paavo J?rvi, Rafael Fr?hbeck de Burgos, and Peter Oundjian. His festival appearances include Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Northbrook, Illinois, which was founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and long-standing recital partner.


The 2014-15 Season marks Gluzman's first appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra, performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto under Tugan Sokhiev, as well as with the Orchestre National de France, Netherlands Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Belgique. He will perform with the Dresden and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bournemouth Symphony, Orquesta Sinf?nica de Miner?a in Mexico City, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival, among others, and appear in recital in Paris, Geneva, St. Petersburg and Hamburg.  www.vadimgluzman.com 
 

THE NOEL FOUNDATION, INC. CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
SUNDAY, MAY 3 - 3 PM
Two's Company: An Afternoon of Duets
featuring soprano Twyla Robinson, with Matt Albert and Jennifer Carsillo, violins
Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

BACH   Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060
     Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Jennifer Carsillo, violin

HANDEL S?sse Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205
     Twyla Robinson, soprano; Matt Albert, violin; Ruth Drummond, cello; Gay Grosz, harpsichord

HANDEL   Meine Seele h?rt im Sehen, HWV 207
     Twyla Robinson, soprano; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Ruth Drummond, cello; Gay Grosz, harpsichord

WHITACRE  Five Hebrew Love Songs
     Twyla Robinson, soprano; Jennifer Carsillo, violin; Gay Grosz, piano

BACH  Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043 
      Matt Albert, violin; Jennifer Carsillo, violin
 

Bach Ensemble: Russell Lewis, violin; Dan Santelices, violin; Adrienne Gabriel, viola; Ruth Drummond, cello; Peter Haas, bass; Michael Butterman, harpsichord
 

PICNIC POPS CONCERT 

Saturday, May 16 at Betty Virginia Park
Free kids activities start at 4 PM
Concert starts at 6 PM 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra is presenting a free outdoor concert that will be fun for the whole family! Attendees will enjoy live music performed by the SSO, plus food trucks and an outdoor bar.
 

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Kermit Poling, conductor
Nancy Carey and Matthew Davidson, soloists
 

Musical highlights include the themes from the movies Frozen, Superman and The Pink Panther, Cowboy Fantasy, The Lord of the Dance, God Bless America, Stars and Stripes Forever, and more.
 

Concert sponsored by Ken & Sharon McGivney, Marcy Everett, and Everett Oil. Also supported in part by Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation.