The Symphony of Southeast Texas is proud to announce our third Classic Series concert, Liberty: The Pursuit of Endurance. Maestro Chelsea Tipton II will lead your SOST with music that reveals the splendor of full orchestral music, expressing the many colors of each instrumental section.
As we begin our concerts with distinctive fanfares, Kevin Day’s Lightspeed is a fanfare for the entire orchestra rather than one section or another. It displays distinctive characteristics that signal or call attention- the rationale of a great fanfare. What a fitting fanfare to prepare our audience for romantic symphonic music.
Schumann’s Fourth Symphony is the subject of considerable opinion- which version, what format, and just how did this masterpiece help define the Romantic era. Symphony number four had a couple of creations- the original in 1841 was lighter in nature; not as heavily orchestrated. Schumann’s later version defies the traditional symphonic movement form and is like a one movement format, lush with broad sweeping melodies reminiscent of the art songs which preceded this symphony.
Our final work of the evening, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, is yet another masterpiece that was the center of great discussion and is considered one of the finest and most difficult works for the instrument. Probably one of the most recorded concerti for cello, the Dvorak has been recorded by the great legends of cellists, even recorded three different times by Yo-Yo Ma.
Our soloist, Julian Schwarz, has grown up with music his entire life. His father, Gerard Schwarz, was principal trumpeter of New York Philharmonic before becoming the music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Like his father, he champions the music of new composers, both in traditional and new formats. He has performed with orchestras around the world, has created unique chamber groups, and as a teacher, is in residence at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in VA, as well as a summer appointment at the Eastern Music Festival, in Greensboro, NC.
Single tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $33-$57 for this concert.
Our deepest thanks go out to our concert sponsors BASF, TotalEnergies, First Financial Bank and guest artist sponsor, Baptist Hospitals. 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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