Mar. 5 – Viva Italia!


Saturday, March 5—7:30 PM
RiverView Theater
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Michael Butterman, conductor
Simon Karakulidi, piano

ROSSINI Overture to L’Italiana in Algieri
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Italian music influences and the energy of youth abound! Mendelssohn was a young man when he visited Italy and fell in love with the culture, inspiring his “Italian” symphony. And Rossini was only 21 when he wrote the charming L’Italiana in Algieri. Emerging star and Wideman International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Simon Karakulidi will bring Beethoven’s muscular Piano Concerto No. 3 to life.

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Watch Concert Notes with the Maestro



Concert Notes with the Maestro

Watch the video below for an enlightening discussion about this concert’s program,
including a conversation with piano soloist Simon Karakulidi.


COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Our top priority is the safety of our community, as well as our patrons, musicians and staff. In light of current COVID risk levels, the Shreveport Symphony has instituted protocols for its upcoming performances:

  • Individuals must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from a medical facility (including pharmacies) within 72 hours (3 days) of your scheduled concert for everyone aged 12 or older. 
  • Face masks are encouraged.

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