2017-18 Season Overview


Join us for a season filled with The Majesty of Music!

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2017-18 WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES      

The Great C Major
January 27, 2018―7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor

GULDA  Cello Concerto    
    John-Henry Crawford, cello
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, “Great C Major”

The majesty of Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 is paired with the highly entertaining and eclectic Cello Concerto by Friedrich Gulda, played by Shreveport native son and favorite John-Henry Crawford.

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The Hollywood Songbook with Erich Bergen from Madam Secretary and Jersey Boys:  Songs from the Big & Small Screen
February 24, 2018―7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor

Erich Bergen, star of the movie Jersey Boys and TV series Madam Secretary, lights up the stage with an eclectic program that will send you away singing!

“This young dynamo captivated the packed house from the moment he opened his mouth.” ~BroadwayWorld.com

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Bernstein at 100:  A Choral Spectacular
March 24, 2018―7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Michael Butterman, conductor

HOVHANESS Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra 
BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms   
     with Centenary College Choir and Prísma Vocal Ensemble
 COPLAND  Suite from The Tender Land
 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Russian Easter Overture

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the SSO, Centenary College Choir, and vocal ensemble Prísma will join forces to perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, as well as the magnificent hymn-like conclusion of Copland’s opera, The Tender Land.  Rimsky-Korsakov’s all-time favorite Russian Easter Overture leads off this special evening.  

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Season Finale with Philippe Quint
May 5, 2018―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 

Grammy-nominated violin sensation Philippe Quint returns to Shreveport to perform Korngold’s lushly romantic, cinematic Violin Concerto. The program and the season conclude with a performance of Brahms’ monumental Symphony No. 4.   

Quint’s Korngold concerto interpretation is “a sit-up-on-the-edge-of-your seat performance.”  ~Seattle Weekly

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Women Rock
May 19, 2018―7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Kermit Poling, conductor
Cassidy Catanzaro, Katrina Dideriksen, and Shayna Steele, vocals 

The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon, and more is brought to life by the SSO and a cast of singers, with video footage of each iconic artist projected on the big screen.

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Programming and guest artists are subject to change