The Symphony of Southeast Texas is proud to announce our second Classic Series concert, French Connection. Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will lead your SOST with music that draws mightily on myth and imagery of tales from long ago.
We begin with Paul Dukas’ fanfare from the ballet La Peri, one of his best-known works. Heavily scored for brass, it is no wonder that this fanfare is frequently performed.
Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 is a command force piece for the concert pianist featuring harmonics, melodic line, and textures that reflect his earliest musical impressions. Our featured artist this evening will be Daniel Hsu, a recent Bronze Medal winner of the Cliburn International Piano Competition. One of the most rigorous of competitions, Daniel won both the commissioned work and chamber music sections of the competition in 2017. He has had series of successes which has led to concerti performances with many of the world’s major orchestras.
Our concert continues with Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn. Perhaps one of the best-known pieces we hear today, the piece creates beautiful color imagery, inspired by poet Stephane Mallarme with a sensual setting in Greek and Roman mythology.
Igor Stravinsky concludes our concert this evening with yet another sense of mysticism and folk tale, this time from Russia. Firebird Suite takes the tale of Prince Ivan and his struggles to escape by building tension with thunderous brass and percussion sound.
Single tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $33-$57 for this concert.
Our deepest thanks go out to our concert sponsor, Rosine McFaddin Wilson and guest artist sponsor, Regina Rogers. 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, celebrating its 70th season, is a regional, professional orchestra based in Beaumont, Texas. The Symphony performs a number of subscription concerts, educational programs, and other events 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 sost.org or call the Symphony Office at (409) 892-2257.
Michelle Walker, Marketing Director
The Symphony of Southeast Texas
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