2018-19 SEASON: MUSIC MOVES THE SOUL
Join us for our 2018-19 Season, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, an all-Beethoven concert with Wideman Piano Competition Winner Mei Li, pianist Simone Dinnerstein performing a new piano concerto by Philip Glass co-commissioned by the SSO, Jennifer Higdon's new concerto for low brass featuring SSO musicians, Elgar's Enigma Variations, Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Ashley Brown, a sci-fi themed concert spectacular, a monumental semi-staged performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion with choirs, and more!
Click here for Michael Butterman's video introduction to the SSO's new venue for the 2018-19 Season, First Baptist Shreveport
Click here for Maestro Michael Butterman's Spotify playlist with listening recommendations for the 2018-19 Season
Click here for our YouTube playlist
- Purchase an 8-concert package and get 50% off single ticket prices (starting at $99)
- Purchase a 3-concert pops series (concerts on 10/27, 12/16 & 5/4) starting at $99
- Choose any 4 or 5 concerts starting at $129! Offer available for all sections but Brass level
All concerts are at First Baptist Shreveport, except Dec. 16 & Jan. 12, which are at The Strand Theatre.
Opening Night: Pictures at an Exhibition
Saturday, September 22, 7:30 PM
DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
Karen Gomyo, violin
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
An Evening with Broadway Star Ashley Brown
Saturday, October 27, 7:30 PM
Straight from Broadway, where she triumphed in the title role in Mary Poppins and played Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Ashley Brown has it all.
Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM
BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 1
Mei Li, piano
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
Holiday Pops with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Sunday, December 16, 6 PM
This two-time Tony Award-winner will bring his charismatic presence and warm baritone to the stage to celebrate the holidays with you.
Special Event! The Music of David Bowie
Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM
A symphonic odyssey featuring David Bowie’s top hits: Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, Fame & more!
This concert is purchased separately from an 8-concert subscription.
Mozart, Bach & Glass
Saturday, February 2, 7:30 PM
MOZART Symphony No. 40
BACH Concerto for Piano in G minor
GLASS Concerto for Piano
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Celebrate the Brass
Saturday, March 16, 7:30 PM
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
HIGDON Concerto for Low Brass
with Michael Davidson and Adam Johnson, trombones; J. Mark Thompson, bass trombone; Steven Curtis, tuba
ELGAR Enigma Variations
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
Sunday, April 14, 3 PM
Centenary College Chorus
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Brian Wallin, tenor
Andrew Wilkowske, bass
Derek Chester, evangelist
Stephen Morscheck, Jesus
A not-to-be-missed experience on Palm Sunday―Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with chorus, soloists and dramatic staging.
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 PM
Music from your favorite sci-fi movies, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Back to the Future & more!