World-class guest artists, the return of a popular trio, and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 will continue to headline East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 season,” Richard Lee, music director and conductor, said.
January 20th, the season will continue with the Dame Evelyn Glennie. Considered to be the foremost percussionist in the world, Glennie is the master of more than 1,000 percussion instruments. She will play American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto. The concert will also include Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7.
March 24th, a highlight of the season will be the return of “Time for Three.” This trio of classically trained musicians performed with the ETSO in 2015. During this year’s concert, they will present a blend of classical favorites and mash-ups of music by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and The Beatles.
April 28th, the season will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral, which includes the powerful “Ode to Joy” in the last movement. The orchestra will be joined by four soloists, the ETSO Chorus, and the combined UT Tyler Chorus and Patriot Singers. Cameron Rose, director of choirs at The University of Texas at Tyler, will direct the choruses.
For more info or tickets go to etso.org or call (903)526-3876. All concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Concerts begin at 7:30pm.