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The Baroque meets the Classical Eras, through tonight's program. Traditionally, our second classics concert features the many talented musicians of SOST. Tonight we'll hear the brilliance of our soloists, as well as the genius of the classical era's beloved composers.
Mozart's fascination with opera buffa mixed his love of comedy with his salient orchestration and string writing in tonight's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro.
The Brandenburg Concerti were six concert pieces written by Bach for various instrumentalists-chamber music at its finest. These six concerti were collections of various orchestral pieces, assembled and dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Tonight's Second Concerto is considered one of the most demanding works for clarino trumpet, written for a court trumpeter with exceptional high note virtuosity. Our soloists tonight demonstrate the exceptional talents of our orchestra as soloists and ensemble players. Beethoven's fiery Seventh Symphony was considered by the composer to be his finest symphony. His audiences were so moved by the second movement, they often demanded an encore before the work was completed. Our marriage of composers is also a marriage of musical styles from Baroque into the Classical.
SOST Soloists: Mauricio Oliveros, violin, Brian Shook, clarino trumpet, Jennifer Isadore, flute, Stanley Chyi, oboe
Concert co-sponsored by Entergy Texas and Beaumont Music Commission.
Artist sponsored by CHRISTUS-St. Elizabeth Hospital.
SOST celebrates the holidays with a new program this year. we welcome back guest artist Conner O'Brien, guest artist in last year's pop concert "Oh What a Night!" Conner has a special program of holiday favorites from Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, and many others. He'll also lead a festive sing along to get everyone in the holiday spirit. While there probably won't be snow on the ground, there will be warmth in everyone's heart to begin the holiday season.
Sponsored by American Valve and Hydrant and Midsouth Bank.
*Not part of the subscription package! Seating is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call (409) 892-2257 or click here to purchase tickets.
The Elegance of Elgar sweeps us into the romantic period, but not before a triumphal announcement of the Fanfare for the Common Man by American composer, Aaron Copland. Originally written as one of the fourteen fanfares, this theme has prevailed as one of Copland's signature works. Our journey to the romantic period begins with none other than Franz Liszt, the period's preeminent pianist and composer. His first piano concerto is unlike any concerto before in its style and form. Our soloist, Tomoko Kanamaru, returns to the Julie Rogers stage demonstrating her demon like virtuosity with elegance and speed. Edward Elgar's iconic Enigma Variations is a series of 14 musical pictures of friends, his wife, his publisher, and even Elgar himself!
Concert sponsored by Baptist Hospital.
Artist sponsored by Gisella Houseman.
Get ready to get up and dance in the aisles as these four men bring back the days of the Four Tops, the Temptations, and so many other greats from the Motown sound. Backed by their rhythm section and our SOST, Cushney, David, Pierre, and Darryl bring the harmonies, the solos, and the dance steps which were hallmarks of the 60's. Singing along is often heard among their audiences worldwide.
Concert sponsored by Rob Clark, Jerry Thacker, and the Garth Family.
Artist Sponsored by Capital One Bank.
Join the Symphony on the beautiful grounds of Shangri La Gardens in Orange, TX. Tickets are $15.Please note that tickets for this event are not part of the season subscription and must be purchased separately.
Javelins, Cannons & Glory
Our final concert of our anniversary season can be characterized as Olympic, Glorious, and Bombastic! Michael Torke's Javelin, originally commissioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 50th Anniversary, was also featured in that city's Summer Olympics in 1996. The 591 measures is but nine minutes long, thus rocketing us through the piece like a javelin through the air. Poulenc's cherished Gloria features our SOST chorus in this masterpiece. We end the evening with Tchaikovsky's classic 1812 Overture with brass, cannons, and chorus for a glorious conclusion to a great year!
Concert sponsored by Rosine Wilson.
Artist sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
One of the most inspiring events in the Symphony's year is to witness thousands of young people experiencing their first LIVE Symphony concert!
SOST strives to create a bridge between music and academic learning, drawing examples of literary knowledge, math association, and other related studies that coincide with standardized testing and music lessons. And, to make these short concerts fun and accessible, we play more than Beethoven and Mozart to draw association with commonly heard repertoire.
This educational concert is free to students thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: In loving memory of Mrs. Carol Tyrrell Kyle by Mrs. Emilie Kyle Chenault, Community Bank, Jan Allred & Family, BBVA Compass, McDonalds - Brian & Cathie Ellis, Reaud Charitable Foundation, Foundation for Southeast Texas, The Wilton & Effie May Hebert Foundation, The Dujay Charitable Foundation - Katheryn Mapes Fund, The Symphony League of Beaumont. This program sponsored in part by the Southeast Texas Arts Council through grants from the Steinhagen and Curtis Foundations.
Please call the Symphony office at 892-2257 to register your class.