Contact: Lois Robinson, Executive Director, (318) 222-7496
lrobinson@shreveportsymphony.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

2013 WIDEMAN PIANO COMPETITION WINNER YEVGENY YONTOV PERFORMS WITH THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 


Shreveport, LA, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 - The Shreveport Symphony's Beethoven & Mozart concert will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30 PM at the RiverView Theater. Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalist YEVGENY YONTOV will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the SSO.


Yevgeny Yontov won the gold medal and the William Peyton Shehee and Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee Award at the 63rd Wideman International Piano Competition, held in Shreveport. The finals took place on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Yontov, one of nine finalists who emerged after preliminary rounds, won with his performance of Sergei Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26.

Yontov began his piano studies at age six with Adela Umansky and later earned his bachelor of music degree summa cum laude from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, where he studied with Arie Vardi. He currently studies with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music.
 

 
BEETHOVEN & MOZART
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 7:30 PM  
RiverView Theater 
Michael Butterman, music director
Yevgeny Yontov, piano  |  bio

SZYMANOWSKI    Etude in B-flat minor
BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 4  Listen button
MOZART    Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")   Listen button
 

Tickets are on sale now online at shreveportsymphony.com or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $17-$58. Student tickets are $12.

The SSO's season sponsor is Willis-Knighton Health System. The concert sponsor is Shreveport Symphony Guild. A free shuttle service starts at 6:30 PM, picking up at Regions Bank parking garage at the corner of Milam & Market Streets.
 


The Shreveport Symphony is also presenting a chamber music concert on Sunday, November 23, 3 PM at Anderson Auditorium, Centenary College. General admission seats for are free.

 

BEETHOVEN  Piano Quintet in E-Flat, Op. 16
Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Tom Philips, clarinet; Ann Shoemaker, bassoon; Thomas Hundemer, horn; Yevgeny Yontov, piano


MOZART  Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Matt Albert, violin; Todd Gabriel, viola; TBD, cello; Yevgeny Yontov, piano
 

 

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Since its founding in 1948, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has become Louisiana's oldest continually operating professional orchestra and one of the most respected regional orchestras in the United States. In August 2005, Maestro Michael Butterman was appointed the fourth Music Director in the orchestra's 65-year history. For more information, visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

 

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