Concert 01
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Concert 01

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Mirth, Melody, Musical Masters

A foray into musical comedy finds us exploring one of the greatest masterpieces of the opera world – Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and dancing along as Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Peanut®s Gallery takes us on a musical exploration of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters. From the Romantic era’s finest composer, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is full of light, shade and intense yearning.

Guest Conductor: Akiko Fujimoto

Guest Artist: Jeffrey Biegel, piano

Rossini: Overture to the Barber of Seville

Zwilich: Peanut®s Gallery

Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5

 

 

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Concert 02
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Concert 02

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Poetry, Prose, Primordial

Come; be carried away by the rushing river of life in the flow of Smetana’s symphonic love poem. Ravel’s Scheherazade, an operatic re-telling of a woman weaving a story to save her life.  Le Mer like the sea itself, the surface of Debussy's music hints at the brooding mystery of its depths, and profound enigma of life – after all, we carry the primordial salt of the sea in our blood.

Guest Conductor: Silas Nathaniel Huff

Guest Artist: Megan Pachecano, soprano

Smetana:  The Moldau

Ravel: Scheherazade voice & orchestra

Strauss: Blue Danube

Debussy: La Mer

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Christmas Sing-Along
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Sing-Along

Anderson: A Christmas festival

Nutcracker Suite No. 1: 

Overture; March; Sugar Plum; Waltz of the Flowers; Trepak

Jessel, arr. Gould/McAlister: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

Randol Bass: T'was the Night before Christmas

Holst: Dargason from St Paul’s Suite

Finnegan: Sing a long

Anderson: Sleigh Ride

MTS Children’ Chorus of New Braunfels

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Concert 03
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Concert 03

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Stories, Songsters, Storms

At the heart of Wagner’s best-loved comic opera, Die Meistersinger is the story of love, art, and youth vs. age as told thorough his bright and agreeable prelude. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919) uses the music to create a dynamic re-telling of the mythical story. Melodic and appealing Bruch’s energetic and sonorous violin concerto tells the story of a composer before his time. Witty’s After the Rain washes over us and takes us beyond the storm.

Guest Conductor: Diane Wittry

Guest Artist: Timothy Chooi, violin

Featuring Local Violin Students

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger                        

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1                                

Wittry: After the Rain                                    

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)

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Concert 04
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Concert 04

Cinderellas, Concertos, Characters 

Rossini’s overture to his funniest opera is a bubbly comedic take on a tale about a girl known as Cendrillon, Cenerentola, Ashenputtel or Cinderella.  No concerto before - including Beethoven’s own concertos- began as the G major does, with the solo instrument playing unaccompanied. Beethoven’s instrumental textures, subtleties of harmony and tonal weight of his Piano Concerto creates the illusion of improvisation. Simply for fun, Elgar adapted a “random” tune into musical caricatures of orchestral variations of some of his friends.  Engima is widely considered one of greatest of all English orchestral works.

Guest Conductor: Teresa Cheung

Guest Artist: Spencer Myer, piano

Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola                            

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58                

Elgar: Enigma Variations    

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