Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Marcus Roberts Trio, a world-class jazz combo, opens season with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Sat, Sept 16

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Gershwin on Fire is the name of the opening show of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. New SSO conductor Michael Butterman has invited the enormously cool pianist Marcus Roberts to help the orchestra open the season, says

Roberts has recorded a ton of great albums. My favoprite is Alone With Three Giants, a solo piano album based on tunes by Ellington, Monk and Jellyroll Morton. Roberts once played in Wynton Marsalis group. Today his trio includes Jason Marsalis, brother of Wynton.

The opening bill:
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber

September 16, 2006 at 7:30 PM
600 Clyde Fant Pkwy
Shreveport , LA 71101
Michael Butterman, conductor

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