The Symphony of Southeast Texas is pleased to announce our third Classic Series concert of the 2020-21 season, Soundscapes. We are thrilled to get back on stage at the Julie Rogers Theatre and perform for SETX again!
Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will lead the SOST orchestra in American Musical Soundscapes at both 1pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
The concert opens with a salute to America! Once again, three vantage points are illustrated through a diverse musical journey. We will begin with the internationally famous waltz king, Johann Strauss II, who was famous for writing dance like pieces reflecting his travels. His Greeting to America salutes our homeland and begins our concert.
What could be more American and dance-inspired than Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, a salute to Martha Graham’s modern ballet, featuring the music of the famous mountain range. No gifts were simpler, yet elegant, than this American homage.
The opening measures of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue have become a musical icon describing the highlights of his beloved NYC. Blues, jazz, tender melodies all bring us back to Broadway in Manhattan. Our soloist, Gabriela Martinez, is quickly becoming an internationally acclaimed pianist. Hailing from Venezuela, she has won several international prizes, has played with orchestras around the world and has had pieces written for her premiere solo CD, Amplified Soul.
For those of that would like to see the show at home, we will also have a live stream concert on YouTube! For only $40 you can experience the wonderful SOST orchestra in the comfort of your living room!
Our deepest thanks go out to our show sponsors, Rosine McFaddin Wilson and Regina Rogers as well as our live stream sponsor, UBS. Sponsors like this 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 68th 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, but due to COVID restrictions other options may be used this season. The orchestra is composed of local musicians from Beaumont vicinity, as well as many musicians from the Houston and Lake Charles areas. Selections from the upcoming season include everything from Gershwin and Bach to Broadway favorites.
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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