Tuesday, July 15, 2014

East Texas Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 concert season

From the website of the East Texas Symphony

2014-2015 Season
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Join Richard Lee and the ETSO for an exciting new season of concerts

Highlights include

Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko

Beethoven's Symphony No. 8

Dueling Fiddles with
Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster
and ETSO concertmaster Mark Miller

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

The Royal Family of Guitar: The Romeros
and much more.

5 concert subscriptions start at $38
3 concert subscriptions start at $27

2014-2015 ETSOA @ Liberty Hall

Learn more about the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association
2014-2015 season of events at Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler
Order by calling 903-566-7424.

Monday, June 23, 2014

the Arkansas Symphony 2014-2015 season begins with Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Corigliano Sept 27,28

FROM the webpage of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director

Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto
Brahms symphony No. 2

Philip Mann, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano

September 27, 2014
Saturday at 7:30 PM

September 28, 2014 Sunday 3:00 pm

    CoriglianoPromenade OvertureAbout this piece
    RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18About this piece
    BrahmsSymphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73About this piece

Sunday, June 22, 2014

the New Orleans Philharmonic sets the 2014-2015 Classic's season first concert Fri 9-19 "A Strauss Odyssey"

FROM the WEBSITE of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra

2014: A Strauss Odyssey

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

STRAUSS: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare

STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

STRAUSS: Four Last Songs

STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra

Opening Night of the LPO's 2014-2015 season blasts off with an exciting program featuring the music of Richard Strauss! Acclaimed soprano Susanna Phillips joins music director Carlos Prieto and the LPO for an unforgettable "Strauss Odyssey"

Friday, June 20, 2014

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra sets 2014-2015 season - first guest artist Renee Fleming 9-20-14



September 20, 2014


September 20, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Renée Fleming, soprano

Four-time Grammy® winner Renée Fleming returns to San Antonio to open our 
2014-2015 season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.  In September of 2013,
Ms. Fleming released her much-anticipated recording featuring romantic arias and songs with conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing.  

Be part of this historic season opening performance
 with the San Antonio Symphony as we begin a new era at our new home.

Sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts

Single tickets to our 2014-2015 season will go on sale later this summer.  
Please join our email list to receive up to the date information. 
 For more information, call the box office at (210) 223-8624 or email us at tickets@sasymphoy.org.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Longview Symphony Orchestra announces its 2014-2015 season

FROM the Longview Symphony website
LSO website by Full House Marketing

Longview Symphony

Announcing the 2014/2015 Concert Season:

October 18, 2014

Hello Broadway

With NYC Broadway Stars:  Guest Conductor Jerry Steichen and Guest Vocalist David Gaschen

December 16, 2014

Christmas at Home

Guest Neal McCoy with Guest Conductor TBA

February 21, 2015

Romantic Music

With Guest Conductor Jerry Steichen and special guests Matthew Simpson and Meaghan Sullivan

April 11, 2015

Freedom Rings:  A Celebration of America

With Guest Conductor Dr. Tom Webster

Adult Season Tickets:  $140/ $100
Student Tickets:  $40

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops July 12, 2014


Pops with guest conductor Carl Tupilow

Summer Pops - July 12!

Lights! Camera! Action!  The Lake Charles Symphony goes to the movies (with videos projected above the orchestra) in Hollywood favorites including Gone with the Wind, Rocky, Forrest Gump, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean. Equally at home in the symphonic and pops world, guest conductor Carl Topilow combines his experience as a conductor, skills as a clarinetist, and outgoing personality to present an innovative and interactive concert for the whole family  on Saturday, July 12th!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Longview Symphony 2013-2014 Finale Concert this Saturday June 7, 7:30 pm

Russian Romantics

The LSO presents its final concert of the current season Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Belcher Center @ LeTourneau University, Longview, TX. 7:30 PM concert with Conductor Emeritus Tonu Kalam and guest pianist Clara Yang.

photo by Susan W Rogers

This program is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Gerald Mullican

opening Notes at 6:30 pm

Program   7:30 pm
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony in D Major, Op 25
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op 43
special guest soloist Clara Yang, pianist
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliette, Fantasy Overture
To purchase tickets
call box office at 903.233.3080 M-F 10-5
or order online at the Belcher Center

Longview Symphony Trombone Section 2008

Post concert photo

Maestro Tonu Kalam and guest pianist Clara Yang

Moi and Rauch

Longview Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
Doug, Ken, Chan

piano soloist Clara Yang


LSO Trombone section

sjwr and Tonu Kalam

Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Summer Time to all you ArkLaTexans out there and have fun at the summer festivals you have planned to attend 2014

For those of you who may have noted there have been NO NEW posts on this Musicians Blog for several weeks, it's a matter of slow attrition by VIRUS death caused by my 12 year old XP Windows OS computer system which no longer is supported in Windows OS. And everything I hate about Windows 8 and 8.1 has stopped me from buying a new one so far. Not into laptops.

But, hey, thanks to some comments by new friends and colleagues I am going to stick with Windows OS and so have just ordered a new Windows 7 home premium with Photoshop software and Word and EXCEL Business office. Hurrah!!!!. Soon as I have all existing info transferred to the new Windows 7 unit, I am ready to ROCK and ROLL to promote next season's music events

I will be playing some of these concerts, as many as I can, staying in shape with hours 

of practicing every week. New Printer/scanner, tons of memory and ports, new audio  
 video system and speakers. Photos, photos and more photos. All should be ready for take off by May 30 when my new system arrives and we test it.

44th wedding anniversary 7-7-07

where my husband and his expanding family lived for several years after WW II until the late 1950's before immigrating to the the US through N.O. and on to Bossier City eventually establishing H.D.Rogers and Sons, Import and Classic Auto Specialists

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra - - a week-end with THE James Taylor - - May 3 and 4, 2014

FROM the web page of the ASO, Philip Mann Music Director

Shower the People: The Music of James Taylor
Location: Robinson Center Music Hall (directions)
Price Range: $18 - $59

May 3, 2014
Saturday at 8:00 PM

May 4, 2014
Sunday at 3:00 PM


Join the ASO to pay tribute to the career of superstar James Taylor. Enjoy songs like Fire and Rain, you’ve Got a Friend, and Carolina in my Mind as the ASO backs up the band, Jeans ‘n Classics - How sweet it is!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mississippi Symphony Orchestra - Pops III and Fireworks in the sundown concert Sunday May 9, 2014 - 7.30 pm

FROM the website of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Jackson


Meet the Conductor, Crafton Beck

More info
Pepsi Pops

Pepsi Pops III Sunday May 9 7:30 pm

Our annual sundown concert of star-spangled favorites followed with a sky full of fireworks.
More info

Symphony News

MSO performs 3 concerts statewide in May!

McComb, Canton and Vicksburg
More info

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra concludes the Investar Bank Masterworks Series next Thursday 5-8-2014

FROM the BRSO web page

BRSO Music Director Timothy Muffitt

For single tickets and special events, click here 

Investar Bank Masterworks Series
Thursday, May 08, 2014, 7:30pm
River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

Masterworks VII - Closing Night

Yi-Jia Hou, Violin                    
HE/CHEN - Butterfly Lover's Concerto
RAVEL - Daphnis and Chloe

Mozart Requium tonight (April 29 2014) at Trinity Episcopal church, Longview TX - LV Orchestra and ET Chorus

From the web page of the Longview Symphony Orchestra

East Texas Community Chorus
The Longview Symphony Orchestra
under the baton of Dr. Jim Taylor

Mozart Requiem

Alyssa Marshall, soprano
Virginia Lile-Boaz, mezzo-soprano
Jon Starling, tenor
Horace English, bass

Tonight, April 29, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Church
906 Padon St., Longview, TX

No Charge for Admission

During the summer of 1791 Mozart was approached 
by a mysterious stranger with a commission for a 
Requiem Mass, under the stipulation that Mozart never attempt 
to learn the identity of the commissioner. Mozart worked assiduously 
on the Requiem, and as his health deteriorated he became convinced 
that the Requiem would be his own. The Requiem was incomplete 
at the composer’s death, but his pupil, Süssmayr, filled in the gaps 
so that Mozart’s widow could collect the commission. The work has been 
surrounded by mystery since its creation, and its incredible beauty and 
compositional excellence have endeared it to succeeding generations 
of singers and listeners alike.


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The Northeast Louisiana Horn Ensemble at University of Louisiana Monroe April 28 2014

Photographed after our performance tonight

Thanks to the college students, the pros, the teachers, high school students and to Dr. James Boldin our director for taking the time to work with us to make it all come together  :-)

ready to play

I know that water is somewhere in here 

I think I have to breathe now    

Just waiting around

in the mirror