A virtual symphony concert? Oh yes & it’s awesome!

Many local and national singers have taken to the Internet and social media to perform from their homes but we never expected a symphony to come together and pull something off. But the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra surprised us and a lot more with a new YouTube video. Dozens of symphony musicians performed the ‘virtual concert’ of Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King. Check it out!

Even with social distancing, collaboration between incredible artists can still be done. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Music Director Michael Butterman credits “Kermit Poling, who brilliantly compiled and edited the video/audio tracks to produce the ‘concert’.” We agree, great job!

The symphony looks forward to performing for everyone in the Ark-La-Tex soon. With the extension of the stay at home orders, the concerts scheduled for May 2 and 3 have been cancelled. Also, the May 17th free chamber concert has been postponed until next season. For more information, check out their website. They are in the planning stages for the 2020-2021 season which many are looking forward to. We hope to see another virtual symphony concert soon!

Related Topic: You can donate to the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and many other non-profits now through May 5 during Give for Good.

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