Shreveport Festival String Quartet in Concert

Shreveport Festival String Quartet in Concert

The beautiful sounds of stringed instruments will be presented by North Central Arkansas Foundation for Arts and Education (NCAFA&E) Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 250 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay.

The Festival String Quartet and the Phillippe String Quartet will present an afternoon of classical music.

The Festival String Quartet is composed of Leonard Kacenjar, Russell Lewis, Pam Martin and Zachery Grant.

Leonard Kacenjar celebrates thirty-two years as the conductor of the Marshall Symphony Orchestra.  He received his BS degree from Juilliard School of Music in New York City and his MS degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  His illustrious career includes serving as Concertmaster for the Shreveport Symphony for seven years.  He founded  the Shreveport Summer Music Festival and is currently its’ artistic director.  At present he is serving as adjunct professor at Panola College in Carthage, Texas.

Violinist Russell Lewis is presently Concertmaster of the Marshall Symphony Orchestra and Principal Second Violinist with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.  He was Principal Second Violinist for the Akron Symphony in Ohio from 1983-1985 and has taught violin at Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, Louisiana.  Mr. Lewis currently resides in Longview, Texas and directs choirs at Kilgore Bible Church.

Pam Martin, cellist, is a member of the Marshall Symphony and Longview Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Martin has been playing the cello for twenty-four years, is married and has two children.

Zachery Grant, viola, earned a Music Education degree from Northwestern Louisiana University and plays viola with the Longview and Marshall Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Shreveport and South Arkansas Symphonies.

The student performers for the concert will be the Phillippe String Quartet.  The “Family Phillippe” String Quartet consists of Rachel, first violin,  Susanna, second violin, John, cello, and Joanna, viola.  Their parents are Robert and Cara Phillippe of Berryville, Arkansas.  Their maternal grandparents are Analea and Milton Cook of Fairfield Bay.

Tickets at the door are $6.00 for NCAFA&E members, $8.00 for non-members and students are FREE.  Visit or call (501)253-7909 for further information.

Cutlines L-R:  Leonard Kacenjar, Pam Martin, Russell Lewis and Zachary Grant.