Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY'S FEBRUARY 24 CONCERT FEATURES THE HOLLYWOOD SONGBOOK WITH ERICH BERGEN
SHREVEPORT, LA, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
- Erich Bergen, who stars as Blake on CBS's hit show
, makes his solo symphony debut with the Shreveport Symphony on Saturday, February 24, as he takes the audience on a tour of music from films and television from MGM to today.
Bergen, also known for his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Bob Gaudio in the musical film
Jersey Boys, promises an electrifying evening of songs and stories from his screen-and-stage career. The evening features music by Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and many more.
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
THE HOLLYWOOD SONGBOOK:
Songs from the Big & Small Screen
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM
Michael Butterman, conductor
Tickets are available online at
or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $22-$66. 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 guest artist sponsor is
Whited Sound Services.
Erich Bergen currently stars as Blake Moran on the hit CBS television drama,
. Currently in its fourth season, the show is broadcast all over the world with past seasons available for streaming on Netflix. Erich is also known for his critically-acclaimed performance as Bob Gaudio in the Clint Eastwood-directed musical film,
, reprising his performance from the Tony Award winning stage production. Other screen credits include
Person Of Interest
and the upcoming film
opposite Elliot Gould.
Of Erich's past concert performances, the
Los Angeles Times said "His charisma feeds off the spotlight...with his lanky good looks and vibrant intensity..." and
BroadwayWorld.com said, "Taking the stage with the gusto akin to a tornado or blazing brushfire, this young dynamo captivated the packed house from the moment he opened his mouth."
As a singer and musician, Erich can be performing in concert with all over the world with everything from a three-piece jazz combo to a 40-piece symphony. His albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital music/streaming outlets.
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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 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 educate; to enlighten the senses beyond the norm.
- 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 foster artistic, organizational, and financial excellence.