“The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to the arts, whether they are in a small or large, rural or urban area,” said NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “We are proud to support organizations such as the Symphony of Southeast Texas that are providing opportunities for more people to experience and engage in the arts in their communities.”
“This concert represents a significant step in realizing our mission of developing new audiences while holding true to our artistic goals of quality and entertainment. The program is a journey through the American Songbook, made famous by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald,” announces Chelsea Tipton II, Music Director. He goes on to say “Byron Stripling, a good friend from our college days at the Eastman School, epitomizes the essence of these jazz legends and helps us educate, attract and entertain our symphony audiences. It will be a joy to share his talents with our growing audience.”
About the Symphony of Southeast Texas
Embarking on its 66th season, the Symphony of Southeast Texas is a regional, professional orchestra based in Beaumont, Texas. The Symphony performs a number of subscription concerts, educational programs and other community 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 season include: Rachmaninov-Symphony No. 2, Faure-Requiem, Ravel-Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, and guest artists Claire Huangci and The Texas Tenors.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.
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. Season tickets are still available.
Michelle Walker, Marketing Director
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