FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY'S FEB. 28 SPRING IS IN THE AIR! CONCERT
TO FEATURE AERIAL DANCE ENSEMBLE
SHREVEPORT, LA, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 - The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Spring is in the Air! concert
will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 PM at the RiverView Theater in Shreveport.
Music, nature, and dancers will be in the air (above the stage) for this unique performance that includes the Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance ensemble performing to the music of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring* and more.
WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM
RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway
Michael Butterman, conductor
PAUL HAYDEN In Plain Air - WORLD PREMIERE
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish")
DELIUS On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
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 guest artist sponsor is Shreveport Regional Airport.
A free 'Concert Conversation' starts at 6:40 PM. Free shuttle service starts at 6:30 PM, picking up at Regions Bank parking garage at the corner of Milam & Market Streets.
ABOUT PAUL HAYDEN
Dr. Paul Hayden received degrees in composition from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The recipient of many awards and grants, Dr. Hayden has taught at LSU and Eastern Illinois University. His music-mostly chamber, vocal, and orchestral compositions-has been performed in Europe, Russia, China, and throughout the United States. It is available through Theodore Presser Co., Carl Fischer, Inc., and Magnolia Music Press and recorded on Centaur, Opus One, Mark, and WorldWinds record labels.
ABOUT FREQUENT FLYERS PRODUCTIONS
Boulder, Colorado-based Frequent Flyers was founded in 1988 by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith, and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1990. Now in its 27th year, Frequent Flyers is a recognized leader in advancing the field of aerial dance through award-winning performances, the international Aerial Dance Festival, education programming including outreach to at-risk youth, the Student Company, the 9-month Professional Training Program; and community classes. Frequent Flyers' roots lie within the company's unique approach to blending aerial arts and modern dance into high quality performances. Their dedicated Aerial Dance Studio is the premier aerial dance school in the country. For info: 303-245-8272, www.frequentflyers.org.
2015 Rhapsody Gala - April 18, 7:30 PM
The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will host its Annual Rhapsody Gala - an evening of mystique, romance, tantalizing food and drink, fun and unforgettable moments - on Saturday, April 18, 7:30 PM, at El Dorado Casino. This year's theme Scheherazade will provide an exotic background for an event filled with guest performers, an auction and musical entertainment.
Individual gala tickets are $125/person if reserved by March 30; $150/person after March 30. Full tables and half tables are available. Buy tickets online at www.shreveportsymphony.com or call 318.222.7496.
*Appalachian Spring choreography was made possible in part by a commission from the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.