Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Hot young pianists hammer giant pianos with a super orchestra behind them Sat, may 13, 7:30 pm, Civic Theater, Shreveport
Having heard some of the competitors from 10 feet away and having experienced a mini-concert by a finalist, I can tell you that my exaggerations are very little inflated.
Tessman is a Russian who goes round the world winning piano competitions, based on Googling her, and Shin is a Korean performer based at Oberlin College, a school with a world-class group of performers.
To win the Wideman today is to establish yourself in the front rank of classical performers.
Sat's Wideman performance with the Shreveport Symphony begins at 7:30 pm at the Spt Civic Theater. There's a rehearsal Sat morn that you can attend.
It's the last SSO concert of the season. It has been a series marked by great crowds and substantial performances.
Get your tickets at 227-8863. And if you plan on living in this region for another year, don't neglect SSO tickets for next season.