Music Director Marcelo Bussiki has chosen an enchanting evening of varied compositions beginning with American impressionistic composer Charles Griffes’ The White Peacock. The BVSO will perform works from the Oscar®-winning film score Schindler’s List, as well as Foss’ Night Music for John Lennon. A newly commissioned work will debut this evening featuring a highly talented and ultra-cool ensemble from Chicago, Matt Ulery’s Loom, including bassist and composer Matt Ulery and pianist Rob Clearfield. This concert is dedicated to the life of Ruth Clearfield, an avid symphony supporter for many years.
The White Peacock
Pathos for Orchestra, A World Premiere commissioned by the BVSO
Night Music for John Lennon
Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
Matt Ulery, composer and bass
Rob Clearfield, piano
Grazyna Auguscik, vocalist
Jon Deitemyer, drums
Music Director Marcelo Bussiki and the BVSO present a romantic evening of serenades from Elgar, Villa-Lobos, and Tchaikovsky. Get your Villa-Lobos fix with two works from the renowned Brazilian composer. In addition to Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 will feature the bewitching lyric soprano Mela Dailey. “If you could take the golden tones out of sunshine, you have the loveliness of Dailey’s voice,” (Times Record News). Dailey is also part of the Grammy® award-winning choral ensemble, Conspirare. The concert will close with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Serenade.
Serenade, Op. 20, E minor
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Serenade, Op. 48, C major
Mela Dailey, lyric soprano
The Music Ministry of St. Francis is pleased to present an inaugural music series with the final performance on Saturday, April 22nd at 5pm. Please join us for a Woodwind Quintet performance.
Don’t miss this season finale! Join Maestro Bussiki and the BVSO for a Wicked-good evening with stars from the Broadway production of the Tony Award® – winning musical Wicked: Alli Mauzey (Glinda) and Dee Roscioli (Elphaba). Hear these Wicked Divas sing the break out hits from the wildly popular musical Wicked such as “For Good” and “Defying Gravity”. Other showstoppers these stunning vocalists will pull from the Broadway cauldron of hits include music from Chicago, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Phantom of the Opera, Titanic, and more!
The Symphony’s award-winning gala fundraiser with fun and frivolity that includes southern infused cuisine, live & silent auctions, and hats galore with a hat parade and contest. Musical entertainment featuring the Brazos Valley Symphony String Quartet and THE PARTY MACHINE from EMERALD CITY MANAGEMENT, a HIGH-ENERGY dance and show band that is sure to have you on your feet!
Watch the Kentucky Derby broadcast LIVE from Churchill Downs to the Hilton Bluebonnet Ballroom… The Brazos Valley Symphony Society’s FOURTEENTH Running of this Legendary Evening!
Enjoy a traditional Mint Julep or a signature Derby drink as you admire the hats, participate in the “Derby Draw,” and have fun with a group of friends. Dance or just sit back and enjoy the music!
The Derby, Gourmet Dining and First Class Entertainment… A TRIPLE CROWN AFFAIR!