Concert Three
Dec
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert Three

Angels and Anthems

In Humperdinck’s opera Hansel & Gretel, the children are hopelessly lost in the woods when an Angel appears and shepherds them through the night. What better story at Christmas time then an Angel appearing to those in need? Let Mid-Texas Symphony ring in your holiday with the sounds of the season including the voices of over 100 Seguin elementary students and the Seguin High School Chorus.  A heart-felt holiday happening that includes Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, of course. Join in the joyous Carol Sing-a-long!

Engelbert Humperdinck: Three excerpts from Hansel and Gretel                                Sandman's Song; Evening Prayer; Dream Pantomime

Selected A Capella pieces - Seguin High School Chorus

David Mairs: Carol Medley for Strings and Chorus

George F. Handel, arr. H. Harty: Excerpts from Water Music Suite

John Finnegan: Christmas Sing-along

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

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Concert Four
Feb
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert Four

Magnificent Mozart

Featuring one overture, one symphony and not one, not two but three concertos Concert Four becomes a complete Mozart immersion! The Maestro and Mozart take on three different concertos for three different instruments performed by three unparalleled artists: Principal Flute, Rita Linard; Principal Clarinet, Vanguel Tangarov; and Principal Bassoon, Jonathan Castillo each take a concerto and prove Mozart’s musical mastery and their own!  In Mozart’s 40th symphony, his next to last symphony, we experience traces of his melancholia, his love of the comedic, his ability to make us want to dance and his us into a comic opera, with its dialogue and humor Ah, it’s Mozart, you will be amazed by his Magnificence, indeed!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Impresario Overture

Concerto for Flute, No. 1 in G major, Mvt. I                                                                       Rita Lindard, Principal flute

Clarinet Concerto, K. 662 in A major, Mvt. II                                                                   Vanguel Tangarov, Principal clarinet

Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 in B flat major, Mvt. III                                                             Jonathan Castillo, Principal bassoon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

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Big Band Blowout pt. II
Mar
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Big Band Blowout pt. II

Big Band Blowout pt. II

Swing and sway the night away to the sounds of the 1940s. Hot diggity dog … it’s the music of Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and a host of other Big Band biggies. Swing dance lessons with Rob and Diane of YeahMan, an ice-cold Faust Craft Brew, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a concert designed to blow your mind are all included in the ticket price! Here’s the chance to learn how to swing OR show off your mad skills. Get spivvied up, grab your baby and be-bop at the Biggest party of the year!

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Concert Five
Apr
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert Five

Passionately Bold

Maestro Mairs’ farewell selection in his last wave from the podium is a program filled with lush melodies and passionate emotions from both the composers, Samuel Barber, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, as well as guest artist, world-class violinist, Charles Yang. With his youth and technical virtuosity, Charles is the perfect artist to tackle Samuel Barber’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra with the Maestro. A piece so technically demanding the artist for whom it was written refused to play it. Fearless Charles - with a wink to the orchestra and a nod to the Maestro- takes us with wild abandon to the end of our 40th Season. Also on the final program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 40. With its rich and brooding introspection and its fast/slow yet exhilarating pace the music bestows upon us great pleasure from our principal woodwinds and brass players. A full movement of delightful pizzicato and with the plink, plank and plunk of our expressive strings we share another interlude with the greatest minds of music, a beloved Maestro and the Mid-Texas Symphony orchestra’s musicians.

Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin                                                                                                         Charles Yang, violin

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

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Concert Two
Oct
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert Two

Beethoven Unbound

The genius and musical mastery in three, four and five note themes of Beethoven’s works are highlighted in this almost all Beethoven program. Beginning with his Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and ending with his magnificent Seventh Symphony, we celebrate Beethoven’s gift to create music like no other composer in the history of classical music. Soloist and MTS Concertmaster, Craig Sorgi, violin, performs three short enchanting works of contrasting styles featuring the violin and orchestra. Be prepared to be awe-struck!

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

        Johan Svendsen: Romance Op. 26

        Henryk Wieniawski: Légende Op. 17

        Hector Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Op. 8                                                                                       Craig Sorgi, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

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Concert One
Sep
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Concert One

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Vibrant Virtuosity

Our 40th Season opens with two bold blockbusters on one program. “Emperor” – Beethoven’s fifth and final Piano Concerto No. 5 – is a stunning tour de force by one of the world’s greatest composers. Performed by guest artist, Daniel Anastasio, piano, and the Mid-Texas Symphony this piece will leave you in an emotional euphoria. Sibelius’s Second Symphony begins in D major and carries us to the seas, with its rolling, pulsing rhythms. It is at times halting almost segmented, and filled with melancholy and yearning, but reveals a spirit of triumph and hope at the end of the last movement unmatched by many or any other of the major works, by Sibelius, or anyone else. Beethoven & Sibelius - together – performed by the consummate professional musicians of Mid-Texas Symphony and our prodigious Guest Artist, Daniel Anastasio, piano. A must-experience Classical lover’s delight. 

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major, Op. 73                                                 Daniel Anastasio, piano

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

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