The Symphony of Southeast Texas regrets to announce that Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will not be able to conduct the opening concert of the Symphony of Southeast Texas due to a death in his family. The concert on September 14, The Titans of the Classics featuring pianist Philippe Bianconi, will be performed in its entirety. The concert will be conducted by SOST clarinetist, Ronald White. The … [Read more...] about Update to The Titans of the Classics concert
We are opening the season with two celebrated masterpieces in the symphonic repertoire. Philippe Bianconi will be sharing the stage with our Symphony of Southeast Texas on the Concerto No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Philippe has played with the SOST and in the community on numerous occasions, always leaving the audience thrilled by his performances. This Fifth Piano Concerto of Beethoven was a … [Read more...] about Maestro’s Notes: The Titans of the Classics
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The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our first concert of the 67th season. Our performance on September 14, 2019 is all about The Power of 5! There’s something about fifths in musical literature. So many composers are recognized after writing their fifth symphony or concerto, including Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Beethoven and Shostakovich. This concert features … [Read more...] about The Titans of the Classics: Beethoven and Shostakovich
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Symphony of Southeast Texas Chelsea Tipton, II, Music Director & Conductor ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2018-19 SEASON Please post or forward to interested parties. July 16, 2019 Beaumont, Texas The Symphony of Southeast Texas announces auditions for the 2019-2020 Season, to be held in Houston, Texas, at Rice University, on Saturday, September 21st. All interested area … [Read more...] about The Symphony of Southeast Texas announces auditions for the 2019-2020 Season
People often ask me what does the SOST do during the summer months. There’s really two perspectives: Our musicians, in addition to the upcoming July 4th concert, will perform with other orchestras in Houston and Southeast TX, which keeps them pretty busy. As for me and the staff, this is planning time- we review all of our feedback on concerts, then begin to set programs for future … [Read more...] about Maestro’s Notes: Summer!
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The Symphony of Southeast Texas is saddened by the devastating tragedy of violinist Yu Zhao Gu’s death at Saturday evening’s concert, April 6th. Mr. Gu was a treasured member of the violin section of SOST for decades. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Ying, also a member of the violin section, and his family. A memorial service has been planned for Tuesday, April 30, at 10:00am at Calder … [Read more...] about Symphony of Southeast Texas Announces Program Changes