We always have so much fun with this concert because it is the one where we feature a member of the SOST as our soloist. This year we will be presenting our principal trombonist, Dr. Timothy Dueppen. He will be performing the Johann Albrechtsberger Concerto for Alto Trombone. The Alto Trombone is a smaller version of the tenor trombone that is most commonly used in the orchestra. It is a … [Read more...] about Maestro’s Notes: Pastoral Germanic Settings
For Immediate Release The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our second Classic Series show of the 66th season. Our concert on November 17, 2018 takes us to the pastoral and pictorial settings in Europe from land and sea. Whether idyllic countrysides, vast ocean and islands, or stately architecture, Europe, especially Germany and Scotland, provided impressive vistas and cultural … [Read more...] about Pastoral Germanic Settings
[Beaumont, TX]— The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding the Symphony of Southeast Texas a $10,000 grant to support their October 6, 2018 POPS Series I concert, Ella and Louis, Great Friends, Great Music. Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry will light 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, … [Read more...] about The Symphony of Southeast Texas Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
I am so excited about the start of our Pops series this year. I attended Eastman School of Music for one of my music degrees, and while there I became friends with an amazing trumpet player. Trumpeter Byron Stripling introduced me to the complexities of Jazz. Over the years, we have worked together numerous times. When he played with the Symphony of Southeast Texas several years ago, the … [Read more...] about Maestro’s Notes: Ella & Louis, Great Friends – Great Music
A Word with Byron Stripling What are your fondest musical memories? My father is a classical singer who initially inspired my love of all types of music. We heard classical, jazz, Motown and anything else that was good. Church on Sunday was an all day event because my father was the choir director and my mother a Sunday school teacher . I’ll never forget that feeling of community and the songs … [Read more...] about Newsletter – Vol. 32, No. 2
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 … [Read more...] about Ella and Louis! Great Friends, Great Music.
A word from Maestro Chelsea Tipton on Celebrating 10 Years! I am thrilled to be starting my 10th season with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. I can remember that first year-the variety of music that we played, the guest artists with which we worked, and the artistic quality of our musicians helped me realize that today, SOST has become a real treasure. Enthusiastic responses to our concerts show … [Read more...] about Newsletter – Vol. 32, No. 1
I just love this time of the year. Orchestras all around the country are preparing to begin their seasons. We have another amazing season ahead for the SOST. It is hard to believe that this is my 10th season; to see the growth that the orchestra has made over that span and how the community continues to embrace our orchestra through their support. So often we spend so much time playing music by … [Read more...] about Maestro’s Notes: New York, New York… Jazz Meets Classics