The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra‘s 2019-2020 season is shaping up to be spectacular! Listen to Gershwin, Beethoven and Mozart in Shreveport. With newly remodeled digs, the RiverView Theater will surely be impressive. The new features include:
- New and expanded patron restrooms
- New theater seating in the orchestra level
- Cosmetic upgrades in the theater and lobby, including wood paneling, new chandeliers and new finishes throughout
- Updated VIP/Sponsor Bar area in the lobby
- Outdoor-accessible box office
- ADA Compliant updates in the lobby, theater and backstage areas
- Newly refinished stage floor
The upcoming season is packed with a diverse host of performances and talent!
September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Opening night at the RiverView kicks off with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Belioz’s Roman Carnival Overture and the world premier of Shreveport native James Eakin’s Cloudscraper Symphony.
October 26th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
A Gershwin Celebration
Pianist and host Richard Glazier presents a “fascinating insider’s exploration of the genius of George Gershwin”. Performances include Rhapsody in Blue and a concert version of Porgy & Bess featuring the Wiley College Choir.
November 16, 2019 at 7;30 PM
Mozart and Schubert
Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead opens the evening with a film music suite from There Will Be Blood. Rising star Francisco Fullana will then present Mozart’s energetic and exotic Violin Concerto No. 5, followed by Shubert’s charmingly beautiful Symphony No. 5.
January 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Special Event: The Music of Queen
February 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Rachmaninoff & The Firebird
Unique and world-premiere videos, co-commissioned by the SSO, provide depth to the to the works of this fascinating program.
February 29, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
You’ll be transported to 1920’s Paris by jazz and Brazilian-inspired scores by Milhaud, brought to life by Grambling’s Orchesis Dance Company. Then celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with his lively Symphony No 7, appropriately dubbed “The Apotheosis of the Dance”.
March 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Craig Schulman of Broadway Nights presents an evening filled with memorable tunes and well-loved favorites.
May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM
From the New World
Dvpral’s beloved “New World” Symphony is paired with a new multimedia work by Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer that includes music, video projections and dramatic portrayals expressing the immigrant experience of Ellis Island.
All in all, it looks to be an outstanding year to experience works from Gershwin, Beethoven and Mozart in Shreveport. For more musical events, check out The Strand’s 35th season.