Shreveport Symphony Orchestra releases new 2022-23 season

Subscription tickets are on sale for 50% off and feature 8 concerts

Shreveport, Louisiana — SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is offering 50% off on its subscription for its new 2022-23 Willis-Knighton Masterworks Series.

Several nights of beautiful music can be enjoyed with this new series coming up, starting in September, the SSO’s new 2022-23 series will begin. If you want to experience the upcoming shows firsthand with the best seats, this is your chance to get subscriptions for 8 concerts for half the price.

The single tickets go on sale on August 29, choose-your-own packages and a 3-concert Pops series are also available.

All of the concerts will be held at the RiverView Theater, located at 600 Clyde Fant Parkway.

To purchase tickets call 318-227-TUNE (8863)

Here is what’s coming up in the 2022-2023 Willis-Knighton Masterworks Series:


Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Revolution in Music, Saturday, September 24, 2022—7:30 pm. with Conductor Michael Butterman

Features tenor and Louisiana native Paul Groves, soprano Sarah Rees, GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, bass Dennis Jesse and the Centenary College Choir, Northwestern State University Choir and Prisma Vocal Ensemble.

Sponsored by the LSUS Foundation – Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair


The Music of ABBA - performed by ABBAcadabra, Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the spirited and timeless tunes that make ABBA a perennial favorite, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia”, and “Take a Chance on Me.” ABBAcadabra, the ultimate ABBA tribute, comes to Shreveport from Las Vegas and will supercharge the evening with its irresistible energy! (Part of a 3-concert Pops series)


Latin Nights, Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor Michael Butterman

Featuring:

  • PIAZZOLLA/Calandrelli Oblivion
  • ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN Emporium
  • JAMES EAKIN Cloudscraper (world premiere)
  • RAVEL Boléro

Experience phenomenal Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán in a program celebrating the music of the Americas, plus Ravel’s sultry Boléro. Native son James Eakin’s Cloudscraper, commissioned by the SSO, receives its world premiere.

Sponsored by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana


Holiday Pops with Megan Hilty, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Michael Butterman, conductor

Megan Hilty, star of the hit TV series “Smash” and the Broadway productions of Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 9 to 5, will celebrate the holidays with the SSO. (Part of a 3-concert Pops series)

Celebrity Guest Artist and Concert sponsored by the Alta and John Franks Foundation


Special separate event: This concert is purchased separately from an 8-concert subscription. Special event pricing applies.

The Music of Led Zeppelin, Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Rock the RiverView with Windborne’s Music of Led Zeppelin and the SSO, amplified by a full band and screaming vocals.

Sponsored by The Jones Family Foundation. Media sponsors include Alpha Media, The River 95.7 and 98Rocks.


Mozart’s Haffner Symphony, Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor, Michael Butterman

Featuring:

  • HAYDN Symphony No. 6, “Le Matin”
  • BOTTESINI Gran Duo Concertante
  • XAVIER FOLEY For Justice and Peace
  • MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”

Experience the buoyant energy and virtuosity of Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 along with two young virtuoso soloists. Violinist Eunice Kim and double bass phenom Xavier Foley will amaze you in the Bottesini Gran Duo, as well as an original composition by Foley.

Sponsored by Laura and Ed Crawford


Dvořák and Bruch, Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor Michael Butterman

Featuring:

  • BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow
  • BRUCH Scottish Fantasy
  • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

The renowned violinist, William Hagen, returns to Shreveport to perform Bruch’s achingly beautiful Scottish Fantasy, followed by one of the most beloved symphonies in the repertoire, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

Sponsored by LOCALiQ


A Celebration of Nat King Cole, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor Kermit Poling

Celebrate the life and work of superstar Nat King Cole, brought to life by the amazing caesar, with lush new orchestra arrangements and a jazz combo. (Part of a 3-concert Pops series)

Sponsored by Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries, Inc.


Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Conductor Michael Butterman

Featuring:

  • ANNA CLYNE Pivot
  • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

The season comes to a dramatic and rousing close with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Wideman Gold Medalist, Crystal Jiang.

Sponsored by the Shreveport Symphony Guild


For more information about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and it’s upcoming season, please visit: https://shreveportsymphony.com/site/concerts/2022-23-season-overview/

Brittney Hazelton

Brittney Hazelton

Brittney Hazelton was born and raised in Shreveport, La. and attended Southwood High School. They're a professional, self-taught local artist and is now one of KSLA’s digital content producers.