2018-19 Season Overview


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!

Michael Butterman's video introduction to First Baptist Shreveport, the SSO's new venue for the 2018-19 Season

Michael Butterman's Spotify playlist with listening recommendations for the 2018-19 Season

YouTube playlist

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Single tickets on sale now!

or call 318-227-TUNE (8863) to order

  • Purchase a 7-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.

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.

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All Beethoven!
Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 1
Mei Li, piano
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Sci-Fi Spectacular
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!

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