September is Classical Music Month. Shreve Memorial Library with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra celebrates by presenting two outdoor concerts during the month at two separate library branches. The performances are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Social distancing is required during all Shreve Memorial Library programs and events.
The first drive-in concert takes place on Monday, September 20, outside, in the parking lot at West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road. The concert features a Shreveport Symphony Orchestra brass quintet. Then on Thursday, September 23, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will present a string quartet in concert in the parking lot at Shreve Memorial Library Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue. Both concerts will begin at 4:30 p.m. promptly.
The celebration of Classical Music Month started in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, who declared every September as Classical Music Month. His proclamation states, classical music is a celebration of artistic excellence. September is the month we exalt the many talented composers, conductors, and musicians who bring classical music to our ears. Music is a unifying force in the world, bringing people together across vast cultural and geographical divisions.
These events are a part of the Symphony in Library Series.