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Season Preview: Amarillo Symphony's 2018-19 offerings
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Amarillo Symphony's 2018-19 season is announced.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Amarillo Symphony will highlight works by major composers that have rarely or never previously performed by the orchestra for its 94th season.

"Despite being around for close to 100 years, we're doing a lot of works that have never been performed by the Amarillo Symphony beore, so it should be a really exciting season that's also accessible and very new for Amarillo audiences," executive director Corey Cowart says in the embedded video.


Here's the season at a glance:

  • Sept. 14 and 15: The Four Seasons Reimagined will include Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Italian, and Sam Hyken's Four — A Reimagining of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinist Jennifer Frautschi is the featured soloist.
  • Oct. 19 and 20: Gershwin Concerto in F will feature Chris Rogerson's Among Mountains; Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah; George Gershwin's Concerto in F; and Maurice Ravel's La Valse. Pianist Conrad Tao is the featured soloist.
  • Nov. 16 and 17: Mahler and Mozart will feature Johann Sebastian Bach's Fugue in G Minor (Little) and Cantata 140 (Sleepers Awake), arranged by Leopold Stokowski; Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. Mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges is the featured soloist.
  • Jan. 18 and 19: Tchaikovsky Piano Concert will feature Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. Pianist Orion Weiss is the featured soloist.
  • Feb. 22 and 23: West Side Story will feature Richard Danielpour's Toward the Splendid City, Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Suite for Solo Violin and Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3. Violinist Kristin Lee is the featured soloist.
  • March 22 and 23: The Old West will feature music from blockbuster Western film scores by the likes of Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone.
  • April 26 and 27: Beethoven's Ninth will feature Steve Reich's Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy

Jacomo Bairos will conduct all seven subscription concerts. Concerts will begin at 7:30 each night in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The Happy Holiday Pops concert, feature Christmas music, will return Dec. 15.

Season ticket packages are now on sale.

Call 806-376-8782.





Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.