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The Three Reeds Duo Recital Set For This Weekend

The recital will feature four new works for oboe/saxophone duo commissioned by the Three Reeds Duo including a composition by former Northwestern State faculty member Richard Rose. The original compositions were commissioned with funding from the Donald Derby Endowed Professorship at Northwestern State.

The program is The Journey by Rose, Fantasia by Georg Philipp Telemann, Double Cadenza by Gregory Wanamaker, My Mountain Top by Andy Scott, Pastorale by Marcus Maroney, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten and Signals Cross by KyleBlaha. 

Leah Forsyth is an adjunct professor of oboe at Northwestern State and oboist with the Texarkana Symphony. She was an oboist with the United States Army Field Band and Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet in Washington, D.C., from 2007-2011. A native of central Ohio, Leah Forsyth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from The FloridaState University. From 2005-2007, she served as the English horn player with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Favorable WindsQuintet in Columbus, Ohio. Leah Forsyth has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, Charleston S.C., Symphony, Ohio Light Opera and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She has attended summer study programs including the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and the Brevard Music Center.

Paul Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State in 2007. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from Michigan State University where he was the recipient of the prestigious saxophone teaching assistantship in 2005-2006. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Paul Forsyth received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee. Equally adept at both theclassical and jazz repertoire, he has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous schools, conferences, and competitions.  Paul Forsyth was named a 2003 first place winner in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and was named a semifinalist in the 2004 Concert Artists Guild Chamber Music Competition. As a top-call saxophonist in northern Louisiana, he has performed with such performers asRegis Philbin, Lew Soloff, the Temptations, Bobby Vinton and Bill Watrous. Paul Forsyth has been on faculty at Albion College, Spring Arbor University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

The Three Reeds Duo, oboist Leah Forsyth and saxophonist Dr. Paul Forsyth, will present a recital at Northwestern State University Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall.

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Top Concert Tours Of 2011

I saw a few concerts last year, and a couple of them make this list. But I didn't catch too many of the biggies.

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I-49 Brass Quintet to Present Christmas Concert on Monday, Dec. 5

The I-49 Brass Quintet will present a public Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the sanctuary at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church of Shreveport.

The event will feature a variety of holiday favorites performed by quintet members Rick Rowell and Mike Scarlato on trumpets, Tom Hundemer on French horn, Mark Thompson on bass trombone and Mike Davidson on tenor trombone

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Street Performers Coming To Downtown Shreveport

Beginning December 1st, singers, magicians, musicians, dancers, jugglers and other performance artists can apply to perform at specified locations in downtown Shreveport.

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Attention Fellow “Band Nerds”…Don’t Miss This!

If you're a former "band geek" like me...this event is right up your alley! Thirty high school marching bands from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi are participating in the annual Northwestern State University Marching Contest this Saturday in Turpin Stadium

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TNT Express is “Takin’ It To The Streets” This Week

Most people in town know by now that the TNT Express runs every third Thursday night of the month -- and that would be this Thursday. But this week, artspace is "Takin' It to the Street," with a free sidewalk art and unique vendor fair, downtown art gallery walk and music by the Prevailing Winds Orchestral Band

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Mudstock Online Ticket Sales Has Ended, Buy Tickets At The Gate

NOTICE:
Online ticket sales for Mudstock 2011 has ended.
You can still purchase tickets at the gate!

October 13-16, 2011

Admission for the 4-day event is as follows:

$50 Per Person, children 10 and under are free

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Free Music, Fun Times: MetroPCS Lunch on the Lawn Returns October 14-November 18

The popular Lunch on the Lawn free Friday concerts will return October 14 with a new title sponsor- MetroPCS-, new artists, more vendors and a chance to win lunch for your friends or office!

The musical lineup ranges from jazz to Appalachian fusion to old-time blues and will kick off on the Texas Street side of the Caddo Parish Courthouse each Friday from 11:45am-1:00pm

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This Weekend, Zombies Rule Downtown Shreveport

No, it's not the Zombie Apocolypse...but the zombies WILL be roaming downtown Shreveport Saturday afternoon. Local "Zombie Queen" Michelle McCrary says the Shreveport Zombie Walk is to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. It's normal

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Northwestern State University will have a recital Saturday, 10/1 at 2:30 in Magale Recital Hall

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Choral and Vocal Studies will present an exhibition recital Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public

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