The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana has announced that it will perform three concerts beginning in January 2010, following an interim agreement signed by the orchestra and its musicians on November 30. The agreement comes after an extended labor dispute, now ended; talks continue between the musicians and representatives of the orchestra’s board, who are working to complete a multi-year agreement and plans for the 2010-11 season and beyond. Shreveport’s three 2010 programs—on January 30, March 5, and May 15—will include an all-Tchaikovsky concert of the Fifth Symphony and the Violin Concerto in D, with soloist Jennifer Frautschi; Cirque de La Symphonie, featuring works of Dvorák, Bizet, and John Williams, together with performances by acrobats, jugglers, aerial fliers, and dancers; and a keyboard-themed program featuring Franck’s “Organ” Symphony and two piano works: Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 2, with Alon Goldstein, and Franck’s Symphonic Variations, with Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Pictured in photo: Michael Butterman, music director of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

Posted December 16, 2009