The Symphony of Southeast Texas proudly announces a Christmas concert, “Home for the Holidays,” on December 2, 2018 at 3pm. The Julie Rogers Theatre will come to life with all the sounds of the holidays. The SOST orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Chelsea Tipton, will perform an hour-long program full of all your favorite holiday music. Guest artists include Lance Orta, Tenor and Jimmy … [Read more...] about SOST presents Home for the Holidays
A Word with Tim Dueppen Q) When and why did you start playing? A) I began playing in trombone in the 7th grade in Band Class. I had originally wanted to play French Horn, but they did not have enough instruments so I went to Euphonium. After a year of playing Euphonium, I moved to trombone and have been there ever since! Q) Which musicians do you admire or were you … [Read more...] about Newsletter – Vol. 32, No. 3
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.