Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director
(318) 222-7496 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY PRESENTS ITS SEASON FINALE CONCERT AND A FREE FAMILY CONCERT ON MAY 5 & 6
 
SHREVEPORT, LA, APRIL 16, 2018 - On Saturday, May 5, Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint returns to Shreveport to perform Korngold's Violin Concerto with the Shreveport Symphony. The program and the SSO's masterworks season conclude with a performance of Brahms' monumental Symphony No. 4.  In addition, the SSO will present a family concert on 
Sunday, May 6 at RiverView Theater that is free and open to the public.   
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES 
 
SEASON FINALE WITH PHILIPPE QUINT  
Saturday, May 5, 7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
STRAUSS, JR. Overture to Die Fledermaus
KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto
with Philippe Quint, violin
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 
 
Tickets are available online at www.shreveportsymphony.com or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $20-$60.  Student tickets are $12. 
 
A free shuttle service starts at 6:30 PM before each concert. The shuttle picks up at Regions Bank parking garage at the corner of Milam and Market Streets.
  
The SSO's season sponsor is Willis-Knighton Health System. The concert sponsor is the Shreveport Symphony Business Council.
Free Family Concert - "Carnival of the Animals"
Sunday, May 6, 3 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor
Free and open to the public

The Shreveport Symphony will present a free concert with music that is fun for the whole family - Saint-Sa├źns' Carnival of the Animals, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with the Shreveport Metro Ballet, the theme from Jurassic Park, plus other works by Debussy, Elgar and more. Pre-concert activities - food trucks, instrument demonstrations, craft booths and other fun activities - start at 2:15 PM. This concert is sponsored by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana - William C. Woolf Fund.
Give for Good Day, May 1
Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana to raise unrestricted dollars for nonprofits in our community. On May 1, from midnight to midnight, people can visit the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's profile on www.giveforgoodnla.org/shreveportsymphony and give a gift online. Dollars from a national pool,  the local "Lagniappe Fund," and hourly prizes will be used  to amplify EVERY gift. 
About Philippe Quint
Lauded by Daily Telegraph (UK) for his "searingly poetic lyricism" violinist Philippe Quint is carving an unconventional path with his impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works, rediscovering neglected repertoire to commissioning works by contemporary composers. His dedication to exploring different styles and genres with an award winning discography has solidified him as one of the foremost violinists of today.

Receiving several Grammy nominations for his two albums of Korngold and William Schuman Concertos, Mr. Quint is in constant demand worldwide appearing with major orchestras at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York.

Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.

At the invitation of Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, Philippe opened the 28th edition of Colmar Festival dedicated to Jascha Heifetz with Tugan Sokhiev conducting the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in a performance of Korngold Violin Concerto. Earlier this year he was part of the opening of Mary B. Galvin's new hall in Chicago hosted by Renee Fleming.

Constantly in demand worldwide, Quint's recent appearances include performances with the orchestras of London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Minnesota, Bournemouth, Houston, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool, China National, Orpheus, Berlin Komische Oper, Leipzig's MDR at the Gewandhaus. He has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Carl St. Clair, Daniel Hege, Grant Llewellyn, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Kurt Masur, Jorge Mester, Edo de Waart, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Ludovic Morlot, Marco Parisotto, Martin Panteleev, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Klauspeter Seibel, Christopher Seaman, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Steven Sloane, Michael Stern, Bramwell Tovey, and Martin Yates among many others.
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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. www.shreveportsymphony.com