Lois Robinson, Executive Director

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The SSO presents an Evening with Broadway Star Ashley Brown on October 27  
SHREVEPORT, LA, OCTOBER 11, 2018 -  On Saturday, October 27, the Shreveport Symphony presents an evening with vocalist Ashley Brown. "The most versatile and noteworthy young talent on the Broadway stages" (Showbiz Chicago), Brown triumphed in the title role in Broadway's Mary Poppins and played Belle in Beauty and the Beast. 
Saturday, October 27 - 7:30 PM 
First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Dr.  
Michael Butterman, conductor 
Tickets are available online at or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $15-$66.   A three-concert pops series package is available starting at $99 (for concerts on Oct. 27, Dec. 16 and May 4).  
The SSO's season sponsor is Willis-Knighton Health System. The concert sponsor is Shreveport Symphony Business Council and the guest artist sponsor is Blanchard Walker.  
About Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown originated the title role in "Mary Poppins" on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Ms. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins where she garnered a 2010 Garland award for "Best Performance in a Musical." Ms. Brown's other Broadway credits include Belle in "The Beauty and The Beast," and she has starred in the national tour of Disney's "On The Record." Ashley recently returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to star in the role of Laurey in "Oklahoma." She previously played Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zambello's "Showboat" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Ashley has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America including the Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (three times), Fort Worth Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra (two times), Milwaukee Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony (three times), Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and the Philly Pops. She has also performed with the BBC Orchestra opposite Josh Groban.

Ashley made her solo concert debut at The Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series, and has appeared in New York City at prestigious venues including Feinstein's at the Regency and Birdland. Other projects include a star turn at the La Jolla Playhouse in a production of "Limelight," "Sound of Music" at the St. Louis MUNY, which garnered her a Kevin Kline award, and her own PBS special called "Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible," which received a PBS Telly Award. Ms. Brown's long-awaited album of Broadway and American Songbook standards is available on Ghostlight/Sony. Ashley is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  
The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series  
The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series brings together the talents of world-class guest artists and some of our top Shreveport Symphony musicians in intimate musical settings. General admission seats for all Chamber Music Series concerts are free and open to the public.

Anderson Auditorium, Hurley School of Music
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 21 for piano & string quintet
Alon Goldstein, piano
HAYDN  Symphony No. 104 for string quintet & flute
Sally Horak, flute; Elizabeth O'Bannon & Jackson Guillen, violins; Borys Smolaga, viola; Kathleen Long, cello; Peter Haas, bass

Before the days of recorded music, people regularly arranged larger works for chamber groups in order to experience them at home. International star Alon Goldstein has explored many of these arrangements and brings these unique experiences to our series. 
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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.