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 experiences that inspired the composers featured this evening.
With Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, he was so taken by a cave from shipside, on the Scottish Island of Staffa, that he jotted down two themes that were scenic settings sending them to his composer/sister Fanny. Johann Georg Albrechstberger’s trombone concerto, chosen by our SOST featured soloist, Tim Dueppen, is one of the first concerti ever written for this instrument during the classical period. Little is known about the scenic impressions that set the stage for this concerto, yet upon hearing it, one can easily think about walking through fields of flowers and meadows. Ludwig van Beethoven had a strong love of nature and Symphony No. 6 best depicts such appreciation. It is the first to be classified as programmatic music with specific movements expressing his impressions of fields, streams, country dances, and storms with the final resolution reflecting a joyous celebration of nature in harmony with itself.
Please join us Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Julie Rogers Theatre for Classic Series II. This amazing show is made possible thanks to the support of our Concert Sponsor, Christus St. Elizabeth and our Guest Artist Sponsor, Natalie and S.L. Greenberg. Our sponsors 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 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.
Michelle Walker, Marketing Director
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