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    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre

    Arturo Sandoval, guest artist   

    Moncayo:  Huapango                       
    Arutunian:  Trumpet Concerto   
    De Falla:  Three-Cornered Hat Suite                     
    Mandel: A Time for Love   
    Sandoval: Dear Diz...Everyday I think of you
    Sandoval: A Mis Abuelos
    Chabrier: España   

    Our amazing trip around the world takes off on Sept. 19 to Latin America with 10-time Grammy Award winning trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval. Known as one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Sandoval brings his jazz enthusiasm and classical precision to the Julie Rogers Theatre stage to perform Alexander Arutiunian’s beautiful Trumpet Concerto, along with popular favorites “A Time for Love” and Sandoval’s own composition “A Mis Abuelos.”

    The orchestra will also perform “Huapango” by José Moncayo, one of the most famous composers from Mexico who promoted the Mexican nationalism movement. The Spanish ballet music of Manuel de Falla’s “Three-Cornered Hat Suite,” along with Emmanuel Chabrier’s “España” will have the Latin beats flowing through the theater and take audience members on a festive tour they won’t soon forget.

    Sponsored by Goodyear Beaumont Chemical; Mr. Sandoval’s appearance made possible by Symphony League of Beaumont and HCEC of Beaumont.


    • 18 Oct 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Shangri La Botanical Gardens

    Stroll through Shangri La Gardens at the peak of Scarecrow Festival arriving at the Great Lawn in time to indulge in a festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music. The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a banquet of popular music including selections from “West Side Story,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Spiderman,” plus classics such as “Moon River,” and other favorites. Bring lawn chairs and soak up the alluring sights and sounds of autumn and art at sunset.

    *Not part of the subscription package! Tickets are $15 for general admission. Call (409) 892-2257 or come by the SOST office at 4345 Phelan, Suite 105 to purchase.

    We are also offering a Special Transportation Package:
    Round trip bus service to Shangri La from the Event Centre in Beaumont. Buses leave Event Centre parking lot at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 8 p.m.
    General Admission ticket plus bus service = $35
    (Bus transportation is only available with tickets purchased through SOST.) Buses will allow space for chairs and coolers.

    Also, Shangri La is offering a special box lunch for patrons for $9. Orders must be made through SOST when purchasing tickets.

    Sponsored by INVISTA, the Edaren Foundation, Natalie and S. L. Greenberg, Granger Chevrolet, First Financial Trust and Asset Management and Freys Landscape; with additional support from Kroger.

    • 14 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre


    Thomas Schroeder, cello soloist            Sonya Matoussova, cello soloist

    Vanhal:  Sinfonia in g minor           
    Vivaldi:  Concerto for two Violoncelli in G minor   
    Beethoven:  Symphony No. 4

    We jet away to Europe on November 14 for the “Best of Beethoven” and a delightfully entertaining evening of music. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 is a truly light and cheerful piece that puts on full display the great composer’s genius as a lyricist. The SOST has never performed this masterwork, and Maestro Chelsea Tipton says the orchestra is excited to share it with the audience.

    While in this country of the most renowned composers, we also travel to Italy to bring you Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violoncelli in g minor featuring the SOST’s own cello soloists Thomas Schroeder and Sonya Matoussova. This sensational piece opens with an electrifying, bold role for both soloists and moves along leaving no doubt of its highly charged emotional content.

    “This will be a wonderful evening of music making for everyone to enjoy,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton.

    Co-sponsored by Entergy and CHRISTUS – St. Elizabeth Hospital; soloists’ appearance made possible by the Beaumont Music Commission’s Charlene L. Kiker Guest Artist Endowment
    • 06 Dec 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre

    Join us “Home for the Holidays” to get in the holiday spirit with family and friends. We are excited to present this fourth annual holiday concert, which will be a joyful celebration featuring popular seasonal songs performed in grand style by the orchestra and our community partners. This performance is a family-friendly and heartwarming way to capture the essence of the season featuring familiar holiday tunes and even a sing-along.

    *Not part of the subscription package! Seating is reserved on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Call (409) 892-2257 or visit to purchase tickets.

    Sponsored by Southeast Texas Medical Associates

    • 23 Jan 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre


      Ryu Goto, guest voilinist

      Nelson:  Savannah River Holiday
    Bruch:  Violin Concerto in g minor
    Corigliano:  Promenade Overture  
    Barber:  Symphony No. 1, Op. 9     

    “Only in America” will you find the great composers highlighted in this concert. Ron Nelson’s “Savannah River Holiday” begins the evening with its two contrasting moods alternating between boisterous energy and quiet contemplation that represent the power and serenity of the Savannah River.

    The orchestra will also enchant the audience with Samuel Barber’s mysterious and beautiful Symphony No. 1, Op. 9. “This symphony is a true masterpiece that I know our audience will enjoy for its beautiful textures and the most stunning lyrical melodies,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton.

    John Corigliano’s “Promenade Overture” continues to show the unique and unmistakable talent of composers of our great nation.

    Guest violinist Ryu Goto will perform Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto in g minor. Goto has established himself as a significant voice in classical music since beginning his career at the age of seven. He has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Tipton said Goto is an artist that he has always wanted to work with and share with our community.

    Sponsored by Rosine McFaddin Wilson; Mr. Goto’s appearance made possible by the Symphony League of Beaumont.

    • 20 Feb 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre


      Carl Topilow, guest conductor and clarinet

      Featuring Chelsea Tipton on clarinet




    Join us for a swinging good time with your SOST! Special guest conductor/artist Carl Topilow teams up with Maestro Chelsea Tipton in a program that brings back the great era of music “When Swing was King.”

    Topilow is renowned worldwide for his versatility, whether he is holding a conductor’s baton or his trademark red clarinet. His unique approach to pops programming includes extensive audience involvement and true showmanship. Topilow is founder of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and recently completed his 37th season as music director and conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra, a summer music festival in Breckenridge, Colo., where our own Maestro Tipton served as his assistant conductor for two summers about 15 years ago. “Carl is an amazing clarinetist and conductor, and you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time with him,” said Tipton.

    This will be a distinctive program featuring the beloved Swing Era as the duo leads the SOST through the music of Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others who made this era a milestone of American music.

    Sponsored by Capital One Bank

    • 16 Apr 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Julie Rogers Theatre

      Sean Chen, guest pianist

      Symphony of Southeast Texas Chorus


      Shostakovich: Festive Overture
      Prokofiev:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
      Bernstein:  Chichester Psalms                  
      Borodin:  Polevetsian Dances  


    We cap off our season with a jaunt around the Russian countryside. “Russian Nights” will open with the “Festive Overture” by Dmitri Shostakovich and its fullness of fire and brilliance.   

    Guest pianist Sean Chen will dazzle the audience with his virtuosic playing of Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major. Chen won the Crystal Award at the 14th Annual Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2013, and has been hailed as a “charismatic rising star with an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity.”

    Also joining the orchestra on our “Russian Nights” will be the Symphony of Southeast Texas Chorus under the direction of Dr. James Han. They will perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” with its wonderfully tricky rhythms and dramatic dynamics making it fun for the performers and the audience.

    The last piece of the evening closes out the season in spectacular fashion with the “Polovetsian Dances” of Aleksandr Borodin and its recognizable melodies and themes.  

    Co-sponsored by Baptist Hospital; Mr. Chen’s appearance made possible by Regina Rogers



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