The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our first Pops show of the 66th season. Our concert on October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm brings the fantastic music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to life!
One of America’s greatest musical claims to fame is the Great American Songbook. An unofficial collection of songs and genres, popular song created an “American atmosphere” during the 20s, 30s and 40s to sooth our psyches. None were greater champions than Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Both artists, individually and collectively, had an extensive list of recordings that were the soundtrack of this era. Together they got Americans through the eras of the depression, war, and post war.
Tonight’s program, through the talents of trumpeter Byron Stripling (aka Satchmo) and Carmen Bradford (as Lady Ella), takes us on a musical tour of songs like “A-Tisket A-Tasket,” “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “Basin Street Blues,” and those favorite tunes of the Gershwins. Our guests share an authentic collection of arrangements for the duo with our SOST that will have you tapping your feet to Bill Bailey, and maybe even crooning “Our Love Is Here to Stay” as you leave the Julie.
Please join us Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Julie Rogers Theatre for Pops Series I. The amazing show could not be possible without a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as generous contributions from Mercedes-Benz of Beaumont and Hancock Whitney. Sponsors like this help the Symphony of Southeast Texas play a role in the education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment of all residents of Southeast Texas.
The Symphony of Southeast Texas, embarking on its 66th season, is a regional, professional orchestra based in Beaumont, Texas. The Symphony performs a number of subscription concerts, educational programs and other concerts throughout Southeast Texas each year. SOST’s home base is the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra is composed of local musicians from Beaumont vicinity, as well as many musicians from the Houston and Lake Charles areas. Selections from the upcoming season include: Beethoven-Symphony No. 6, Rachmaninov-Symphony No. 2, Faure-Requiem, Ravel-Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, and guest artists Claire Huangci and the Texas Tenors.
For information on SOST’s concerts this season, please check our website at www.sost.org or call the Symphony Office at (409) 892-2257.
Michelle Walker, Marketing Director
The Symphony of Southeast Texas
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