Monday, September 07, 2009

Beethoven and Jazz: OPUS concert on Sat, Sept 26, 7 pm, First Baptist sanctuary, Shreveport

Beethoven and Jazz
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CODA of Northwest Louisiana is a newly-formed non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that will be presenting its first concert on September 26th at 7:00 p.m, says Dorothy Rivette. CODA is an acronym for Concert Organizers for Diversity in the Arts, and was formed as a presenting organization for local professional musicians. The opening concert will be entitled “Diversity in Music” and will showcase the versatility of the musicians in performing various musical styles.

The I-49 Brass Quintet will be one of the groups featured in the program, performing several pieces in a variety of styles. Flutist Sally Horak will combine classical and jazz elements in a piece written by Claude Bolling for classic flute and jazz piano trio. The final selection on the concert will be the traditional and much-loved Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven, performed by a full orchestra conducted by Kermit Poling.

The concert will take place in the acoustically excellent sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport at 543 Ockley Drive.

$25, general admission
$5, students
Purchase at the door.
(318) 687-0572.
A website is being developed at and, in the meantime, more information about the concert or the organization can be obtained by emailing

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