Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Appalachian Spring
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Virtual concert | details & tickets
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony
COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Featuring the SSO strings, this program includes Shostakovich’s muscular Chamber Symphony, George Walker’s gorgeous Lyric for Strings, and the quintessentially American Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.



Boulder Philharmonic – A Celebration of Cello

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Streamed online | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor and host

DEBUSSY/SCHOENBERG Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

SCHUMANN/LASSER Cello Concerto in A minor
TRAPKUS Les Amies
SOLLIMA Violencelles, Vibrez!
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto. The evening also includes music by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus, and a performance of Wagner’s love letter to Cosima.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Scott Joplin & the Age of Ragtime

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Virtual concert | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor

This vivacious program explores the music and legacy of Ark-La-Tex native son, Scott Joplin, and others who were part of the Ragtime
revolution a century ago.



Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Mozart & More

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
details & tickets

DELIUS On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3
RESPIGHI Botticelli Tryptich
Alexander Kerr, violin

Mozart’s sublime Violin Concerto No. 3, played by Dallas Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Kerr, is the heart of this program. But the beginning and the end will remind you of the magic of spring – especially Respighi’s shimmering Botticelli Triptych featuring music inspired by Botticelli’s “La Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus.”



Boulder Philharmonic –
The Soldier’s Tale

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Streamed online | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor and host

STRAVINSKY  The Soldier’s Tale

Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) is a theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced.” Based on a Russian folk tale, a violinist trades his fiddle with the Devil. What could go wrong?!



Boulder Philharmonic –
Beethoven 6 and Frequent Flyers

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7:30 PM MT
Streamed online | details & tickets

Michael Butterman, conductor and host

WALKER Lyric for Strings

FUJIWARA Suite from Claudel
BEETHOVEN/FISCHER Symphony No. 6

Beethoven’s incredible Pastoral Symphony performed by a string sextet in this historic arrangement is revealing and uniquely beautiful. Korine Fujiwara’s ballet score for Claudel is brought to life by Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance.


Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Mahler Symphony No. 4
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:30 PM CT
Sunday, May 23, 2021, 3 PM CT
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
details & tickets

MAHLER Symphony No. 4 (Simon reduction)

Mahler’s luminous Symphony No. 4 as you have never heard it before—in a moving and effective reduction for small ensemble, featuring the internationally award-winning soprano Janani Sridhar.


 

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven & Haydn
Sat., June 12 at 7:30 PM
Sun., June 13 at 3 PM
First Baptist Shreveport

Michael Butterman, conductor
details & tickets

HAYDN Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

The full orchestra performs two beloved works from Western classical repertoire—Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony. Join us to find out why it’s called that! Former Wideman winner Alon Goldstein will take your breath away with his impeccable musicianship.