Classics Series Concert 1: “Roman Journeys”

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

To begin our fantastic journey this season, we will explore the Roman countryside through Hector Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” a dynamic piece of music intended as the prelude to one of the French composer’s operas. Sure to grab your attention next and rumble your seat is Russell Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur,” a dynamite […]

Classics Series 1: “Festive Beginnings”

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

Guest Artist; Evelyn Glennie, percussionist Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries,” Respighi: “Roman Festivals,” Schwantner “Percussion Concerto” Sponsored by Goodyear Beaumont Chemical. Artist sponsored by Sandra Clark.

Classics Series 2: “A Marriage of Bach & Beethoven”

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

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 […]

Classics Series 3: “The Elegance of Elgar”

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

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 […]

Classics Series 4: “Javelins, Cannons and Glory”

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

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 […]

New York, New York, Jazz Meets Classics

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

Classics Series I Jazz Meets Classics   Bernstein: On the Town Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige Suite Rissman: Newly commissioned work by SOST; Cause of Action Gershwin: An American in Paris Featuring dancers from Beaumont Civic Ballet. Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30pm Sponsor           Guest Artist Sponsor: Sandra Clark Overview: It’s been said […]

Pastoral Germanic Settings

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

Classics Series II With soloist, Tim Dueppen. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Albrechtsberger: Concerto for Alto Trombone Tim Dueppen, alto trombone Beethoven: Symphony No. 6           Sponsors: Guest Artist Sponsor: Natalie and S.L. Greenberg Overview: Our second Classics concert takes us to the pastoral and pictorial settings in Europe from land and sea. […]

Passionate Portraits

Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts 765 Pearl Street, Beaumont

Classics Series III With Pianist, Claire Huangci Grieg: Piano Concerto, op. 16, a minor Claire Huangci, piano Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 Sponsor: Rosine Wilson Guest Artist Sponsor: Regina Rogers Overview: The Romantic period of music is filled with impressions that sweep the emotions through intense melodies, harmonies that paint pictures, and dramatic conclusions that bring […]

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