Shreveport Symphony’s free community concerts in parks, library parking lots

Posted on: October 20, 2020

“The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra is bringing its concerts into the neighborhoods of Shreveport-Bossier City,” writes Tiana Kennell in Thursday’s (10/15) Shreveport Times (LA). “All concerts are free and outdoors. The open-air environment will allow the audience to keep a safe physical distance from other attendees while enjoying the natural setting. SSO’s Drive-In Library Concert series continues in partnership with the Shreve Memorial Library and Bossier Parish Library. The music will break the confines of the concert hall to flow freely through the library branches’ parking lots. Concertgoers are welcome to watch and listen from inside their vehicle or set up a picnic in a socially distanced space…. In addition to the library concerts, the SSO will present a weekend of melodies at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport. On Oct. 24, Michael Butterman will conduct ‘Hoedown for Strings,’ a family concert. The SSO will perform with special guests Cal Alexander—a young violinist from Shreveport—and STRAD violinists from Centenary Suzuki School…. On Oct. 25, Kermit Poling will take the baton as conductor of ‘Mozart’s Serenade,’ a part of The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series. The SSO will perform Mozart’s Serenade, No. 10, K. 361, ‘Gran Partita’ [at] Betty Virginia Park.”