Lois Robinson, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The SSO presents an all-beethoven concert featuring pianist mei li on november 17
SHREVEPORT, LA, OCTOBER 30, 2018 - On Saturday, November 17, the Shreveport Symphony presents an All-Beethoven concert with Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist Mei Li.
"Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1 boldly announced the arrival of a composer who would change the course of music history. And we are thrilled that Wideman Gold Medalist Mei Li will join us for this special evening," said Music Director Michael Butterman.
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive
Michael Butterman, conductor
BEETHOVEN Overture to
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 1
Mei Li, piano
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
A free pre-concert discussion starts at 6:40 p.m. Tickets are available online at
or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $15-$60.
The SSO's season sponsor is
Willis-Knighton Health System.
The concert sponsor is the Shreveport Symphony Guild.
Mei Li was born in Henan, China, and began her piano studies at the age of five. She graduated from the Middle School Affiliated to the China Conservatory, and has given many concerts in national and international festivals. Competition prizes include third prize in the 2011 Steinway International Competition, 5th China Regional Competition; second prize in the China Conservatory YAMAHA Asian Scholarship; second prize in the Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music National Piano Competition for Young Artists in 2013; and first prize in the National Youth Piano Arts Festival of the "Zhong Yin Cup" in 2014.
Mei is a national third prize winner in MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition in 2017, she also won the first prize in the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition in December 2017. In 2018, she won the first prize and the Brisch Center for Historical Performance Bach Award in the Kuleshov International Piano Competition. In 2015, Mei was admitted to the TCU School of Music as a winner of the prestigious Nordan Music Scholarship and currently studies with Dr. Tamas Ungar.
# # #
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.