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Jazz, movies, show tunes, or even popular artists of today, pops concerts aim to introduce music lovers of all styles to the symphonic treatment that are often considered part of a musical background. What would a movie be like if it didn’t have a dynamic soundtrack to emphasize the action? Past concerts have featured sound tracks, country music, jazz, even rhythm and blues of the 60’s and 70’s. Pops concert are also part of the subscription package, or per concert. Please click on the specific concert to learn more about each program.

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October 2017

Pops Concert 1: “The Magical, Mystical World of John Williams”

October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, 765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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The Magic of The Film Score

John Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history, to many of the highest-grossing films of all time, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, Home Alone, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films, Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing…

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March 2018

Pops Concert 2: “Spectrum, The Motown Men”

March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, 765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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Spectrum, The Motown Men

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…

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May 2018

Pops Concert at Lamar State College Port Arthur

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Lamar State College Port Arthur, 1500 Procter Street
Port Arthur, TX 77641 United States
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The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to present “Port Arthur Pops”, a symphonic pops concert free of charge. A special addition to SOST’s 65 th Anniversary season, the concert will take place on Friday, May 11 th 7:30 at Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s Performing Arts Theater. This free concert is part of the Symphony’s mission to truly reach a greater audience. Formerly, the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra, SOST had the desire to spread symphonic music to a greater audience, one…

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October 2018

Ella & Louis, Great Friends – Great Music

October 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, 765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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Pops I Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends. Byron and Carmen provide a musical reincarnation of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring hits of the Great American Songbook, they recreate one of the most memorable       collaborations in music history while entertaining and capturing everyone’s heart along the way.       Sponsors                    …

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March 2019

An Evening With The Texas Tenors

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, 765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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An Evening With The Texas Tenors

Pops II Dust off your 10-gallon hat and boots because The Texas Tenors are riding into town to perform with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. These good ‘ol boys from the Lone Star State combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary and operatic favorites. With songs like “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Unchained Melody” and “Nessun Dorma” this will be a Texas-sized performance you won’t want to miss.   Sponsor: Jan Allred and…

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October 2019

The Piano Man meets the Rocket Man

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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Pops I Jeans ‘n Classics presents Back to Back: Elton John meets Billy Joel Remember when rock was young? Well our Pops program of the music of Elton John and Billy Joel will rekindle those great memories provided by these pop music icons. “Just the Way You Are,” “Piano Man,” “Circle of Life” and much more. Your SOST with a rocking program we know you’ll enjoy! Single Ticket sales will begin September 3, 2019! Tickets $33-63 Jean Meilleur (Lead Vocals),…

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March 2020

We’re Off to See the Wizard

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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Pops II A multimedia presentation of the movie accompanied by your SOST! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Travel with Dorothy, her dog Toto and her friends, as she tries to return to Kansas with the help of the Wizard of Oz.  This unique presentation combines the technological magic of digital mastery to present the original movie on a wide screen, above your SOST, putting you right in the movie.  While we all know about the aftermath of storms, this unique…

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October 2020

Cirque Spooktacular

October 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Spooky goblins doing daring acrobatics- a violinist who plays from a trapeze-all to your favorite symphonic music that celebrates the mystery of Halloween. Jugglers and strongmen perform daring feats choreographed to live music by your SOST. Cirque de la Symphonie performed their incredible feats with us four years ago to audience acclaim that was heard for months. This special show featuring six acrobats will perform to music of the witches and hobgoblins! Kids and adults, come dressed in your costume!…

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March 2021

Broadway Divas

March 27
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts, 765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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Broadway comes to Beaumont! Alli Mauzey and Julia Murney, two of the best stars of “The Great White Way,” sing favorites from Wicked, Chicago, Funny Girl and other memorable shows. Maestro Chelsea Tipton II directs your SOST playing the special arrangements that will have you back at the theater for the evening, and you didn’t have to leave the comfort of your hometown. Our guest artists have theatrical resumes, with too many shows to list. Alli Mauzey was “Glinda the…

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October 2021

From the Heart

October 16
Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St
Beaumont, 77701 United States
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POPS 1 From the Heart October 16, 2021 7:30pm Featured artist: Daniel Emmet As a top 10 finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Daniel won the hearts of America with his signature powerhouse vocals. Daniel Emmet sings in seven languages with a range of musical expression that crosses the genres of Pop and Opera in a most remarkable and authentic way. Redefining what it means to be a crossover artist, Daniel possesses an addictive, intoxicatingly fresh voice that is unique;…

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Jazz, movies, show tunes, or even popular artists of today, pops concerts aim to introduce music lovers of all styles to the symphonic treatment that are often considered part of a musical background. What would a movie be like if it didn’t have a dynamic soundtrack to emphasize the action? Past concerts have featured sound tracks, country music, jazz, even rhythm and blues of the 60’s and 70’s. Pops concert are also part of the subscription package, or per concert. Please click on the specific concert to learn more about each program.

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