Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SALUTES
THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS ON NOVEMBER 11
SHREVEPORT, LA, OCTOBER 23, 2017
Saturday, November 11
, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra performs music by America's greatest living composer for film, the incomparable John Williams. The program includes music from
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
A SALUTE TO
Saturday, November 11, 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 concert sponsor is
Kilpatrick's Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries.
The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Concert
Free and open to the public
Mozart and More
Sunday, October 29, 3 PM
First Baptist Shreveport, Frost Chapel
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin
Elizabeth O'Bannon, violin
Imelda Tecson, viola
Ruth Drummond, cello
Gay Grosz, piano
DARIUS MILHAUD Suite, Op. 157b for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR Introduction and Rondo for Clarinet and Piano
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and String Quartet, K.581
About John Williams
In a career that spans five decades,
has become one of America's most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has served as music director and laureate conductor of one of the country's treasured musical institutions, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and he maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world's great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of our nation's most distinguished and contributive musical voices.
Mr. Williams has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films. His 40-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of Hollywood's most acclaimed and successful films, including
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, four
Indiana Jones films,
Saving Private Ryan,
Catch Me If You Can,
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,
Empire of the Sun,
The Adventures of TinTin and
War Horse. Their latest collaboration,
The BFG, was released on July 1, 2016. Mr. Williams has composed the scores for all seven
Star Wars films, the first three
Harry Potter films,
Superman: The Movie,
Born on the Fourth of July,
Memoirs of a Geisha,
Far and Away,
The Accidental Tourist,
Seven Years in Tibet,
The Witches of Eastwick,
The Cowboys and
The Reivers, among many others.
He has worked with many legendary directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler and Robert Altman. In 1971, he adapted the score for the film version of
Fiddler on the Roof, for which he composed original violin cadenzas for renowned virtuoso Isaac Stern. He has appeared on recordings as pianist and conductor with Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman and others. Mr. Williams has received five Academy Awards and 50 Oscar nominations, making him the Academy's most-nominated living person and the second-most nominated person in the history of the Oscars. His most recent nomination was for the film
Star War: The Force Awakens. He also has received seven British Academy Awards (BAFTA), 22 Grammys, four Golden Globes, five Emmys, and numerous gold and platinum records.
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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.