Friday, August 31, 2007
Why we will be ecstatic at the opening concert of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra on Sat, Sept 15, 7:30 pm
That's how I see the opening of the Shreveport Symphony's 60th season.
May I offer that the orchestra, composed of highly-skilled adult performers working like priests to mesmerize us, is a gift more precious than ever in this shnoggy era?
Tickets to the season upon us, called Symphonic Fusion because music director Michael Butterman is too alive and electric to be contained by one format, are cheap for the value.
If I sound like a ticket salesman it is because I willing don the mantle of the devotee. I place my hands upon thy cranial crown and pray for you
and your family to be healed by the power of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.
Call 227-8863 for your ducats before the salad arrives, is what I say.
Personally, I like the package called Anytime Tickets. It is an enormously smart deal, you'll see at the web site.
The particulars? One well-planned concert after another from the tight but effervescent team at the SSO. Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro was the first piece performed at the premiere Shreveport Symphony concert in November of 1948, says Scott Green. The SSO will begin its 60th season celebration with the same selection.
Nena Plant Wideman performed on that historic evening, and in her honor, Yoonjung Han, winner of the 2006 Wideman competition, will join the Symphony to perform Listz's Piano Concerto No. 1.
Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien, also perfomed at the inaugural concert, will round out the season opener.
See you there, near the very front of the seating in the Riverview, the better to ritually bathe in the holy music.