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Upcoming concerts

    • Saturday, February 18, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre

    American country music artist and Vidor native Tracy Byrd, along with his band, will be joining the SOST on stage for our second pops concert this season, “Best of Byrd.” This is an innovative and exciting endeavor for all involved as it is the first appearance for Byrd and his band with a symphony orchestra and a new musical journey for the SOST.   

    Byrd broke through on the country music scene with his 1993 single “Holdin' Heaven,which reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks. His career spans over two decades, including 30 chart-reaching singles and nine albums, four of which were certified gold and one double platinum. He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

    Some of his most memorable hits include “Watermelon Crawl,” “The Keeper of the Stars,” “I’m from the Country” and “(Don’t Take Her) She’s All I Got.”

    Following his 2007 album “Different Things,” Byrd decided to take a break from the recording studio and tour life to spend time with his family in Beaumont.

    As always, Byrd is sure to have you dancing in the aisles and then warming your hearts with that marvelous voice that made him a legend.

    “We are so excited to be sharing the stage with this hometown Southeast Texas Country artist,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton II.

    Concert Sponsor: Capital One Bank

    Artist Sponsor: Kinsel Ford


    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre
    Our traditional choral concert is always a grand event. This season we begin with Johann Strauss’s classic waltz “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.” The captivating rhythms of this memorable waltz display the magic of Strauss’s charm in composing music to delight its listeners.  The well-known Johannes Brahms’ “Variations on a theme by Haydn, op. 56a” was a tribute to an earlier master he revered.  In form as well as thematic material these variations make us hear Haydn’s chorale in entirely new ways. Guest

    Conductor Dr. James Han will lead the SOST Chorus in Robert Schumann’s Requiem, opus 148. Schumann, a German composer, was an influential music critic widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era.

    Our choral concert is always a fantastic performance with so many voices and instruments working together in glorious harmony!

    Guest Conductor: Dr. James Han with SOST Chorus

    Concert Sponsor: Rosine McFaddin Wilson

    Artist/Choral Sponsor: Baptist Hospital


    • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre
    For our season finale concert we present an extraordinary evening of great artistry filled with imagination and fulfilling dreams you haven’t even envisioned.

    Wit, charm, romance, rhythmic verve, and masterly orchestration combine in what many consider to be one of Rachmaninoff’s greatest compositions – his “Paganini Variations.” The orchestra performs this masterwork with the amazing Christopher O’Reilly as our piano soloist. Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s “From the Top.”  As a classical pianist, he performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences by performing piano arrangements of popular alternative music from Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and more. His playing has been described as being “laced with an otherworldly elegance that can’t be duplicated.”

    On the second half of the concert we have one of the greatest orchestral masterpieces, “Symphonie Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz. This symphony describes the tortured dreams of a sensitive artist in lovesick despair who becomes haunted by visions of an unattainable woman. This will be the first time the SOST has performed “Symphonie Fantastique.”


    Concert co-sponsors: Regina Rogers and Symphony League of Beaumont


Past concerts

Sunday, December 04, 2016 "Home for the Holidays"
Saturday, November 19, 2016 "Triumphant Tchaikovsky"
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Calder Baptist Church Chamber Music Series
Sunday, October 16, 2016 "Symphony at Shangri La"
Saturday, October 08, 2016 "Oh What a Night!" - Pops Concert I
Saturday, September 17, 2016 "Cirque de la Symphonie" - Classics Series, Concert 1
Monday, July 04, 2016 July 4th Celebration Concert
Thursday, May 05, 2016 SOST On the Town
Saturday, April 16, 2016 "Russian Nights" -- Classics Series Concert
Saturday, February 20, 2016 "When Swing was King" -- Pops Concert
Saturday, January 23, 2016 "Only in America" -- Classics Series Concert
Saturday, November 14, 2015 "Best of Beethoven" -- Classics Series Concert
Saturday, September 19, 2015 "Latin Treasures" -- Classics Series Concert
Thursday, May 07, 2015 "SOST On the Town"
Saturday, April 11, 2015 "Rach' On!" - Classics Series, Concert 4
Saturday, February 21, 2015 "SOST Goes to the Movies!" - Symphony Pops Concert
Saturday, January 24, 2015 "Musical 'Tails' Remixed" - Classics Series, Concert 3
Sunday, December 07, 2014 "Home for the Holidays" Holiday Concert
Saturday, October 25, 2014 "The British are Coming" - Classics Series, Concert 2
Sunday, October 19, 2014 Free Community Concert
Saturday, September 20, 2014 "Appalachian Arabian Nights" - Classics Series, Concert 1
Friday, July 04, 2014 July 4th Celebration Concert
Saturday, April 05, 2014 Classics Series Concert 4: "The SOST goes to the Opera!"
Thursday, March 06, 2014 SOST After Hours
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Classics Series Concert 3: "To Jupiter...and Beyond"
Thursday, February 06, 2014 SOST After Hours
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Symphony Pops Concert: "Classical Mystery Tour"
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Classics Series Concert 2: "Russian Tragedy to Triumph"
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Classics Series Concert 1: "Roman Journeys"
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