Sunday’s performance of Carmina Burana with the Brazos Valley Chorale and the Brenham Children’s Chorus is just the start of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra’s 38th season, Kaleidoscope of Classics, which features four more symphonic concerts, plus two add-on events.
Upcoming concerts include:
• The Four Seasons, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Rudder Theatre. Selections include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067, and Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Guests artists are the Symphony’s own Javier Chaparro, violin, and Penny Zent, flute. Concert sponsor is the Ham Family Trust.
• Broberg & Beethoven, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Rudder Theatre. Guest artist Kenny Broberg, the winner of the Silver Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will join the Symphony for Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 — the “Emperor Concerto.” Also on the concert will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F. Major, Op. 68 — the “Pastoral Symphony.”
• Two Emilys, Feb. 23, Rudder Theatre. Emily Pulley, a native of College Station and a veteran of the Metropolitan Orchestra, will join the symphony for Aaron Copland’s Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson. Also on the program will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 138 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
• Star Wars: A New Hope, April 26, 5 p.m., Rudder Auditorium. Thrill to the music of John Williams while watching scenes from the Star Wars movies. Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewie in the original intergalactic classic.
Tickets for the full five-concert season are $230 for adults and $105 for students, available at www.bvso.org.
Symphony Executive Director Mary Koeninger said, “All these favorites will come to dazzling light under the baton of Music Director Bussiki, so purchase your season tickets now — you get the best price, as well as the best seats.”
Add-ons, not included in the season ticket package, are;
• The 11th annual Holiday Pops Concert, Dec. 7 — on a Saturday for the first time — at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station. Tickets in advance are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Joining symphony members will be The Canticle Ringers and Sanctuary Choir of Christ United Methodist Church, organist James Faith, and the College Station High School Varsity Women’s Choir. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office. online at box office. TAMU or by calling 979-845-1234. The concert is sponsored by the Sterling Auto Group.
• Asleep at the Wheel, March 22, 5 p.m., Rudder Auditorium. Asleep at the Wheel is on its 50th anniversary tour and plans a stop to make wonderful music with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. Asleep at the Wheel has released 20 albums and won 10 Grammy Awards. Tickets are $40, available at the MSC Box Office. online at box office.TAMU.edu.
The symphony’s season sponsor is CHI St. Joseph Health.