The Symphony of Southeast Texas is proud to continue our 71st season, Majestic Visions. The incredible Maestro Chelsea Tipton II, in his 15th season, will lead your SOST orchestra in a wonderful array of favorites, with some new pieces sure to be future classics. We invite you to join us this season to rediscover your Symphony of Southeast Texas!
Our second Classic Series concert on Saturday, November 11th at the historic Julie Rogers Theatre is titled Triumph over Tyranny. We will hear celebrated music of Central Europe, specifically, that of Poland, Hungary and thanks to Smetana, Czechoslovakia. We will start with Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, an excellent overture filled with great themes.
Our featured artist, Rodney Marsalis, has enjoyed a celebrated, diverse career reflecting his many talents. He has performed in orchestras around the world, played for great conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, and now leads a unique brass band that reflects his many playing styles, carrying on the tradition of his talented family. Our guest shows that his instrument is perfectly capable of demonstrating virtuosic styles, all thanks to his distinct abilities. He will perform excerpts from Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, Bach’s Vivaldi Concerto and Clarke’s Carnival of Venice.
The final piece, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, is a hallmark masterpiece which signaled several milestones of the famed composer. He announced the beginning of his loss of hearing and began writing music that spoke to his ideas with styles that were markedly different than others. So, as you listen tonight, hear the music as the beginning of a new world order of symphonic music.
This concert will be on Veterans Day and we are offering all veterans and active military a 20% discount on tickets to this concert. Use Code VETERAN20 at sost.org or mention it when calling for tickets at 409-892-2257.
Single tickets for all concerts are on sale now as well and prices range from $36-$62 for the Classic Series and $39-$84 for the Pops Series concerts. The holiday concert with The Texas Tenors will be $50 for adults and $15 for students with a discounted price of $30 for season ticket subscribers.
Our deepest thanks go out to our show sponsors Christus, Stellar Bank and Universal Coin and Bullion. 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 71st 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.
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
The Symphony of Southeast Texas
4345 Phelan Blvd., Suite 105 Beaumont, TX 77707
Cell: (214) 662-2930 Office: (409) 892-2257 Fax: (409) 892-0117