The Symphony of Southeast Texas is proud to announce Maestro Chelsea Tipton II, Conductor and Music Director, has been chosen to conduct the Houston Symphony on Monday evening.
The city of Houston is honoring the late former President George H.W. Bush with a public memorial tribute Monday, December 3, 2018 at Hermann Square downtown. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Sunday released the following details about the tribute, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., in front of City Hall at 901 Bagby Street:
Musical entertainment will be provided by the Houston Symphony; gospel music star Yolanda Adams, a friend of Bush who sang at many of his birthday parties; country music star Clay Walker, who performed in 2014 at the 25th anniversary of Bush’s presidency; and country music stars Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, who befriended Bush in the 1960s.
Clergy organized by Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston will offer shared prayers.
At main entrance points to the event, volunteers will collect donations of new pairs of colorful socks to be given later as holiday presents to beneficiaries of the Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels program. Bush was famous for wearing colorful socks.
Mayor Turner urges attendees to wear their own colorful socks in tribute to the late president.
Mistresses of ceremonies for the event will be community leaders and former news anchors Linda Lorelle and Shara Fryer.
Maestro Tipton is proud to be a part of the Celebration of Life of the late former President Bush. “It is a distinct honor to assist my friends in the Houston Symphony as they honor their dear friend in a musical tribute. The Bushes were good friends of this orchestra.”
Mayor Turner expresses “President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush were leading lights among our caring Houston neighbors,” Mayor Turner said. “I invite all Houstonians to join us at the tribute.”
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 the Beaumont vicinity, as well as many musicians from the Houston and Lake Charles areas. Selections from the upcoming Classics Series include Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with Claire Huangci, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony no. 2, Faure’s choral masterpiece, Requiem and Ravel’s Daphne and Chloe Suite No. 2. The final Pops concert will feature 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.
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