The Symphony of Southeast Texas is thrilled to announce the results of the 2020 Concerto Competition. The first-place winner is pianist Seth Weeks of Nederland. He won the prize of $750 and the honor of playing his competition piece, Concerto in D by Franz Joseph Haydn, at the Youth Education Concert on April 15, 2020. The second-place winner is Michael Hung of Beaumont. He won the prize of $500 … [Read more...] about Seth Weeks of Nederland wins Concerto Competition
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Symphony of Southeast Texas regrets to announce the cancellation of the Memorial concert for violinist Yu Gu on January 26, 2020. Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will have a tribute to Mr. Gu before the Faure Requiem piece at our Classic Series III concert, February 15, 2020 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. You may contact the SOST office if you have any … [Read more...] about Cancellation of Memorial Concert
The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to once again team up with Motiva Enterprises to present our second annual “The Sounds of Christmas” in Port Arthur on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Under the direction of Maestro Chelsea Tipton, this concert will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Early College High School and is free to the public thanks to a generous grant from Motiva. This … [Read more...] about Motiva and SOST presents “The Sounds of Christmas”
The Symphony of Southeast Texas proudly announces a Christmas concert, “Home for the Holidays,” on December 8, 2019 at 3pm. The Julie Rogers Theatre will come to life with all the sounds of the holidays. The SOST orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Chelsea Tipton II, will perform an hour-long program full of all your favorite holiday music. Our guest artist for the concert will be none … [Read more...] about SOST presents Home for the Holidays
The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our second Classic Series concert of the 67th season. Our performance on November 16, 2019 is all about celebrating! Our musical spirits come to life with the music of Rossini, Mozart and Vaughn Williams. Hear how Mozart’s impressions live on in Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, based on the central character of Figaro from Rossini’s … [Read more...] about A Celebration of Mozart, Rossini and SOST!
The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our fourth appearance at Symphony at Shangri La! The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Gardens and the Symphony of Southeast Texas have joined forces to create magical day in the gardens with all your favorite music. Come spend a delightful afternoon among the beautiful plantings, the creative scarecrows, and your SOST. This wonderful … [Read more...] about Symphony of Southeast Texas Returns to Shangri La Gardens
The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our first POPS concert of the 67th season, The Piano Man Meets the Rocket Man. Our performance on October 5, 2019 is all about Classic Rock ‘n Roll! Musical genres, whether classical, romantic or rock, are too frequently categorized and subsequently performed within specific boxes. Can you imagine the music of Mozart or Bach appearing with … [Read more...] about The Piano Man meets the Rocket Man
The Symphony of Southeast Texas regrets to announce that Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will not be able to conduct the opening concert of the Symphony of Southeast Texas due to a death in his family. The concert on September 14, The Titans of the Classics featuring pianist Philippe Bianconi, will be performed in its entirety. The concert will be conducted by SOST clarinetist, Ronald White. The … [Read more...] about Update to The Titans of the Classics concert