Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12/22/2011 at 7:30 pm

Longview Symphony Orchestra
S.E. Belcher Performance Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas








PROGRAM

Suite from The Wise Virgins .... JS. Bach/W. Walton

*Suite No. 2 from L'Arlesienne .... G. Bizet

Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 .... J. Strauss

Fantasia on Greensleeves .... R. Vaughn Williams

Christmas Singalong .... J. Finnega

* A side-by-side performance with select Longview Youth Symphony Orchestra musicians, Mark Crim, LYSO Director

Friday, December 9, 2011

12/10/2011 at 7:30 pm

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Kermit Poling, conductor
El Dorado Municipal Auditorium

The Nutcracker with Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet
From the moment the lights come down, you will be transported to a magical destination filled with children, toy soldiers, mischievous mice, waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12/6/2011 at 7:30 pm








Hurley Orchestra
Todd Gabriel, Director
Anderson Auditorium
Centenary College of Louisiana

PROGRAM included:

Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5 for Soprano and Violoncelli .... H. Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Gale Odom, Soprano
Violoncelli: Ruth Drummond, Kristina Vaska-Haas, Paul Christopher, Brett Andrews, David Jankowski, Elliot Haas, Claudia Sullivan, and Laura Deen

Monday, December 5, 2011

12/6/2011 at 4:15 pm









Final Exam for String Methods II is a class performance in Magale Recital Hall at MUS1500

Program includes:

Angels from the Realm
Brooks Tarkington, violin solo

We Three Kings
Luke Teutsch, solo

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Tristan Lex, violin solo

Jingle Bells
John Roche, violin solo

Violins:
Giquan Garrett
Crystal Hanewich
Tristan Lex
Jose Parades
Matthew Petty
John Roche
Brooks Tarkington
Luke Teutsch

Violas:
John Butler
Allen Carpenter
Brittany Raley

Directors: Mr. Edward Charity and Mr. Paul Christopher

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12/4/2011, at 2:30 pm

Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 3rd St., Alexandria ,LA
Josh Zona, Music Director and Conductor

This Holiday Concert has a mix of upbeat classics and well known carols that everyone in your family will enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

11/18/2011 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Concerto/Aria Competition
Magale Recital Hall

Lowstring competitors include:


11:35 am HwaRyoung Lee, cello and Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Variations on a Rococo Theme .... P. Tchaikovsky








12:15 pm Brett Andrews, cello and Jaeyong Lee, piano

Cello Concerto No. 1 .... C. Saint Saens








3:10 pm Jorge Rodrequez, cello and MinJeung Kim, piano

Concerto in E minor .... E. Elgar










 

Monday, November 14, 2011

11/15/2011 at 4:15 pm

Jorge Rodriguez, cello
MinJeong Kim, piano
Magale Recital Hall
MUS 1500

PROGRAM includes:

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 .... E. Elgar


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

11/8/2011 at 7:15 am

Recruting at Pineville High School
John Lee, Orchestra Director
Pineville, Louisiana


Sunday, November 6, 2011

11/12/2011 at 7:30pm and 11/13/2011at 2:30 pm

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Cirque de la Symphonie
Riverview Theatre
Shreveport, Louisiana

The magic of the circus returns as aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and dancers share the stage with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. This was a sell-out event when Cirque was with us last time. Don’t miss this entertaining extravaganza—fun for the whole family!


Friday, November 4, 2011

11/5/2011 at 7:30 pm

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
First Baptist Church
318 E Main Street
Magnolia, Arkansas

PROGRAM

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3

Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060
Elizabeth O'Bannon, violin
Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe

Haydn: Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

Come and enjoy Respighi's beautiful Ancient Airs and Dances. Hear two of our best orchestra musicians, who are featured soloists in this performance of Bach's masterpiece. Listen for the musical wake up calls in Hayden's "Surprise" symphony.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

11/3/2011

At last, at last!!! It’s finally finished! The KAFKAMUSIK project has come to a close and the CD’s are made!  You can go to my website and check out samples, www.markprincelee.com. If you would like you can post a comment on the blog page. I want to thank you all for your fantastic performances, suggestions, and overall artistic contributions in helping me realize this five year long undertaking!

Mark Prince Lee

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11/1/2011 at 4:15 pm

MUS 1500 Student Recital
Magale Recital Hall
Natchitoches, Louisiana

PROGRAM includes:

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 .... P. Tchaikovsky
Hwa Ryoung (Julia) Lee, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano




Saturday, October 29, 2011

10/30/2011 at 4:30 pm














Dr. Francis Yang, Piano and Paul Christopher, Cello
Sunday Musicale Recital
Shreveport, Louisiana

PROGRAM

Chant du Menestrel, Op. 71 .... A. Glazunov

Fantasie for Piano, Op. 49 .... F. Chopin

Piano Improvisation No. 15 .... F. Poulenc

Fantasie uber Motive aus der Bellini's Opera Norma, Op. 73 .... J. Offenbach

La course en traineau .... J. Offenbach

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano .... F. Delius


Friday, October 28, 2011

10/25/2011 at 12:20 pm

Recruiting at Byrd High School
Ardis Case, Orchestra Director
Shreveport, Louisiana

Friday, October 21, 2011

10/22/2011 at 7:30 pm

Longview Symphony Orchestra
Tonu Kalam, Music Director and Conductor

PROGRAM

Pavane .... G. Faure

Concerto for Solo Percussion and Chamber Orchestra .... R. Bennett
Chandler Teague, soloist

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67 .... L Beethoven



Thursday, October 20, 2011

10/20/2011 at 10:30 am

Recruiting at Marshall High School
Paul Adams, Orchestra Director, 2010 NSULA alumni
Marshall, Texas

Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday morning 10/15/2011

Louisiana MTNA Young Artist Competitions
LSU School of Music
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

PROGRAM includes: 

Concerto for Cello and Piano in C major …. F.J. Haydn
Moderato

Suite No. 3 in C major for violoncello solo, BWV 1009 …. J.S. Bach
Prelude
Sarabande

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano …. C. Debussy
Prologue
Sérénade
Finale

Brett Andrews, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Au Crepuscle, opus 29, no. 2 …. J. Offenbach

Suite No. 5 in C minor for Violoncello Solo, BWV 1011 …. J.S. Bach
Prelude

Variations on a Rococo Theme, opus 33 …. P.I Tchaikovsky

Lillia Lara, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Brett - Alternate, Mario - 3rd place, Lillia - 4th place

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/14/2011 at 11:00 am

2011 LMTA Convention
LSU School of Music Recital Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2011 LMTA/MTNA Commissioned Composition Premiere

Two Songs for Cello and Piano .... Kevin George
 Paul Christopher, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Dr. Kevin George, Delgado Community College

Monday, October 10, 2011

10/11/2011 at 8:00 am

Recruiting at Caddo Magnet High School
Elaine Webb, Orchestra Director
Shreveport, Louisiana

Elaine Webb, NSULA Alumni
















Recruiting prospective students for NSULA.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

10/9/2011 at 6:15 pm

Cello Recital
Hosted by Jim Bob Key
Natchitoches, LA
PROGRAM

Concerto for Cello and Piano in C major …. F.J. Haydn
Moderato

Suite No. 3 in C major for violoncello solo, BWV 1009 …. J.S. Bach
Prelude
Sarabande

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano …. C. Debussy
Prologue
Sérénade
Finale
Brett Andrews, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Au Crepuscle, opus 29, no. 2 …. J. Offenbach

Suite No. 5 in C minor for Violoncello Solo, BWV 1011 …. J.S. Bach
Prelude
Variations on a Rococo Theme, opus 33 …. P.I Tchaikovsky

Lillia Lara, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Two Songs for Cello and Piano …. K. George

Paul Christopher, cello
Dr. Christine Allen, piano

Sunday, October 2, 2011

10/3/2011 Bow Rehairs this week in Sport

Tina Martin is working at Cadenza Violins in Shreveport, Louisiana.  She wanted to let you know that Wei Le Su will be in the shop this week, if anyone needs to have their bow rehaired.  The shop hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and Saturday by appointment only.

Cadenza Violins
3710 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 869-2449

Saturday, October 1, 2011

10/1/2011 at 7:30 p.m.

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
El Dorado, AR

PROGRAM

Introduction to Also Sprach Zarathustra .... R. Strauss

Superman March .... J. Williams

Piano Concerto No. 2, Opus 22 .... C. Saint Saens
Ko-Eun Lee, soloist

The Planets Suite for Large Orchestra .... G. Holst
Mars
Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, 9/29/2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra          
Magale Recital Hall
Dr. Douglas Bakenhus, Conductor








 PROGRAM

"Marche Militaire Francaise" .... C.  Saint Saens (1835-1921)

Four Attitudes made with Twelve Tones for Flute and Orchestra (2011).... Dr. Todd Gabriel 
World Premiere
I. Flirtatious
II. Devout
III. Playful
IV. Laid-back
Dr. Dennette McDermott, flute

Symphony No. 9 (Great) in C major .... F. Schubert (1797-1821)
Andante; Allegro ma non troppo; Piu moto
Andante con moto
Scherzo; Allegro vivace
Allegro vivace


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, 9/22/2011 at 7:30 pm

Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Alexandria Riverfront Ampitheater

 “Pops on the River”with guest artists BeauSoliel

Our annual "Pops on the River" concert will feature everything you love about this annual event - great music, a beautiful riverfront setting, good friends, great food and drink. This year, we will feature multi-Grammy award winning Cajun music group BeauSoleil to bring a distinctively south Louisiana sound to Cenla.



Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tuesday, 9/20/2011 @ 7:00 pm

Peace One Day 
First United Methodist Church
930 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA

A free concert hosted by the Baton Rouge Rotary Clubs
to promote peace and non-violence through music.

PROGRAM includes

Piano Trio in A minor Op. 50 .... P. Tchaikovsky
   Pezzo elegiaco 
  Tema con variazioni

Unkyoung Kim, violin
Paul Christopher, cello
MinJeoung Kim, piano






Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thursday, 9/15/2011 at 7:30 pm





Paul Christopher, Cello
Dr. Francis Yang, Piano
NSU Magale Hall







PROGRAM 

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71 ....  Alexandre Glazunov

Suite No. 4 in E-flat major for violoncello solo, BWV 1010 .... J.S. Bach Prelude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Bourrée I and II
    Gigue

PAUSE

Fantasie on motives from the opera Norma by Bellini, Op. 73 .... Jacques Offenbach

La prière du la soir .... Jacques Offenbach and Freidrich von Flotow

La course en traineau .... Jacques Offenbach

Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (1916) .... Frederick Delius

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday, 9/10/2011 at 7:30 pm

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents the Classical Mystery Tour
El Dorado Municipal Auditorium

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert.  The full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written.  Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged "I Am the Walrus."  From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them: totally live.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flash mob video from YouTube



As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2nd 2011, playing Ravel's Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fast Music by Don Freund

Cello wizard Paul Christopher tears into Don Freund's Fast Music for solo cello -- a new recording of 9 minutes of solo cello virtuosity which flies, propels, drives, flashes, chugs, blurs, and rocks. Paul Christopher is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Low Strings at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. More information at donfreund.com

Sunday, August 21, 2011

8/21/2011 @ 8:00 p.m.

Peter Bay and Britt Cello Section


PROGRAM

An American Overture .... Britten

Piano Concerto No. 1 .... Rachmaninoff
Christopher O'Riley, piano

Symphony No. 2 .... Brahms






Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday, 8/20/2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

Britt Family Concert
Wes Schulz, guest conductor

PROGRAM

Maskerade Overture .... Neilson

Trumpet Concerto in E flat .... Hummel
Natalie Dungey, trumpet soloist

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra .... Britten

Cello section, Wes Schulz, and Britt Teddy E Bear

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday, 8/19/2011 @ 8:00 p.m.

Britt Festival Favorites
Whitney Allen Giller and Paul Christopher
PROGRAM

Academic Festival Overture .... Brahms

Vita Accademica .... Samuel Jones
James Decker, trombone

Overture to The Thieving Magpie .... Rossini

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro .... Mozart

1812 Overture .... Tchaikovsky






Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday, 8/14/2011, at 2:00 p.m.

Chamber Music Concert
Britt Festival Orchestra musicians
First Presbyterian Church
Medford, Oregon

PROGRAM includes Prologue to Capriccio .... Richard Strauss












Debra Akerlund, violin I
Becky Soukup, violin II
Eliseo Rene Salazar, viola I
Monica Reilly, viola II
Paul Christopher, cello I
Whitney Allen, cello II


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday, 8/13/2011 @ 8:00 p.m.


PROGRAM

Dances from Galanta .... Kodaly

Concierto de Aranjuez .... Rodrigo
Sharon Isbin, guitar

Symphony No. 2 .... Sibelius

Friday, August 12, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday, 8/6/2011, at 8:00 p.m.

Britt Festival Orchestra
Rehearsing
Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor

PROGRAM

Aida: Sinfonia . . . . Verdi

Violin Concerto No. 1 . . . . Paganini
James Ehnes, violin

Scheherazade . . . . Rimsky-Korsakov
 





Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday, 8/5/2011 @ 8:00 p.m.

Britt Festival Orchestra
Peter Bay, Music Director and Conductor

PROGRAM

Les Preludes . . . . F. Liszt

Fantasia on Motives from Beethoven's The Ruins of Athens . . . . Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 1 . . . . Liszt
Muza Rubackyte, piano

Capriccio Italien . . . . P. Tchaikovsky
Joy and Milovan visit
















Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 12-17, 2011 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, C.A.

Cello Recital
La Escuela De Musica "Victoriano Lopez"
July 15, 2011, at 6:00 pm
Paul Christopher, Jorge Rodriguez, celli and Dino Henriquez, piano

PROGRAM

Suite No. 1 in G major for Violoncello solo, BWV 1007 .... JS Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Menuet I and II
Gigue

Au Crepescule, Op. 29, No.2 .... J Offenbach (1819-1880)

Musette, Op. 24 .... J Offenbach

Duo for Two Violoncellos in C major, Op. 52, No. 3 .... J Offenbach
Theme: Tempo di Marcia
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III
Variation IV (Adagio)
Mouvement de Valse

Suite No. 4 in E flat major for Violoncello solo, BWV 1010 .... JS Bach
Prelude
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bouree I and II
Gigue


Thanks to Mario Torres and his family for their wonderful hospitality while I was in beautiful Honduras. Also many thanks to the excellent students at Escuela de Aplicacion Musical and at La Escuela de Musica "Victoriano Lopez". It was an honor and pleasure to teach and work with such a talented group of musicians.

Rapides Symphony Auditions

Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Zona - Music Director  
2011-2012 Concert Season                                            

ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

CONCERTMASTER *** (PRELIMINARY AUDITION)
SECTION VIOLIN
CO-PRINCIPAL VIOLA
SECTION CELLO
ALL INSTRUMENTS -- SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS

*** - QUALIFIED AUDITIONEES WILL BE ASKED TO PLAY A
CONCERT IN THE CONCERTMASTER POSITION DURING THE 2011-12 SEASON

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
NATCHITOCHES, LA
NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIV. SCHOOOL OF MUSIC
140 CENTRAL AVE.
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
ONE MOVEMENT OF A CONCERTO
▪      THREE STANDARD ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS OF YOUR CHOICE
SIGHT READING MAY BE ASKED OF ALL AUDITIONEES
A CURRENT RESUME

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL 318-442-9709, EXT. 2 OR E-MAIL jowens@rapidessymphony.org

The Rapides Symphony Orchestra is a per-service professional orchestra based in Alexandria, Louisiana that performs several subscription, educational, and special events concerts each year.

For more information, please visit our web site www.rapidessymphony.org

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, 7/2/2011 @ 7:00 pm

America the Beautiful: a Celebration of American Music
First Baptist Church of Shreveport Sanctuary
543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana
Free of charge

Sanctuary Choir and a Symphonic Orchestra will present a variety of music by American composers, including Mack Wilberg, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and John Williams.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, 5/28/2011, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONY ON THE SQUARE
Join us for another unforgettable patriotic experience as we celebrate the freedoms our country affords us.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Chamber Music Competition for pre-college musicians

Chamber Music Competition
November 5, 2011
Monroe, LA
sponsored by Louisiana Music Teacher's Association

GENERAL INFORMATION:
There will be two categories:
Category I: Piano duo/duet/trio/quartet
Category II: Mixed chamber groups. 

Each category will encompass two age divisions:
Lower division (Grades 6-8)
Upper division (Grades 9-12)

Cash Prizes will be award to First, Second, and Third place winners for each category. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, 4/30/2011 @ 7:30 pm

Symphonic Fireworks
Longview Symphony Orchestra
Belcher Performing Arts Center

PROGRAM

Finlandia .... J. Sibelius (1865-1957)

Mother Goose Suite: Five Pieces for Children .... M. Ravel (1875-1937)
Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
Little Tom Thumb
Empress of the Pagodas
Conversations of Beauty and the Beast
The Fairy Garden
INTERMISSION

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 .... D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Moderato
Allegretto
Largo
Allegro non troppo