Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director 


Students in fourth and fifth grades from Caddo and Bossier Parishes are invited to attend a free live symphony orchestra concert at RiverView Theater
SHREVEPORT, LA, JANUARY 19, 2016 - Students in fourth and fifth grades from Caddo and Bossier Parishes are invited to attend a free Shreveport Symphony Orchestra concert at RiverView Theater on January 21 and 22 at 9:30 AM.
Music Director Michael Butterman will lead the orchestra in a program entitled "Cheers, Fears, and Jeers: Music and Emotion," in which students learn how various musical elements can combine to communicate different moods. This year's concert features works by Dvořák, Mahler, Mendelssohn, and more.

The SSO's Musical Discovery Series is an area-wide educational initiative serving schools in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. The program is funded by Community Foundation of North Louisiana, the Caddo Parish School Board and Chase Bank.

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About the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Since its founding in 1948, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has become Louisiana's oldest continually operating professional orchestra and one of the most respected regional orchestras in the United States. The SSO's mission is: To Embrace - to embrace the community we serve and to be embraced by the same community; to broaden the level of supporters and their involvement with the orchestra; to work across the region with various arts organizations through cooperation and partnerships. To Enlighten - to educate; to enlighten the senses beyond the norm. To Experience - to provide the unique aesthetic experiences of live orchestral music; to give depth and enriching life; to connect people through music; to foster cultural diversity. To Excel - to foster artistic, organizational, and financial excellence.