East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces lineup for 23/24 concert season

A Season to Celebrate: East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces its return to the stage
A Season to Celebrate: East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces its return to the stage(tcw-kltv)
Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT
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The East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO) is gearing up for an electrifying 2023/2024 concert season, with a lineup that promises to captivate audiences of all ages. The season kicks off on September 23rd with a special opening night featuring Grammy Award-winning artists, Asleep at the Wheel, at the UT Cowan Center in Tyler.

ETSO Music Director Richard Lee expressed his excitement about the upcoming season, stating, “We’re looking forward to ‘Opening Night with Asleep at the Wheel’ and a season filled with special guests, fun surprises, and exceptional music.”

The season will continue November 4th, with “American Celebration,” spotlighting 20th century American classical music. Acclaimed pianist Minsoo Sohn joins the orchestra on stage January 27, 2024, for an ETSO favorite: Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

The ETSO will partner with the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance on February 24th, for a program featuring original choreography to ballet favorites played by the orchestra. The season will conclude March 23rd with, “Gridiron Symphony - A Tribute to High School Football in East Texas.”  The concert will feature the world premiere of a music piece commissioned by the orchestra, written by Dr. Kyle Gullings, Director of the School of Performing Arts at UT Tyler.

“We’re thrilled with the variety of concerts planned and elite-level guest musicians joining us for the 2023/2024 season,” said ETSO Executive Director Robin Hampton. “Our theme for this season is ‘Music for Everyone.’ Thanks to an exceptional music director and musicians, generous donors, and a dedicated staff and board, the ETSO continues to provide first-rate music experiences for all.”

To get a taste before the next season begins, you can still get tickets here for the conclusion of the 2022/2023 season, Haydn’s The Creation, coming up on May 13th.

Concerts for the 2023/2024 season will take place at the UT Cowan Center in Tyler. Season subscription and single-concert tickets are available through the Cowan Center Box Office.

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