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Symphony of Southeast Texas gets romantic with next show

BEAUMONT — The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ third Classic Series concert, which takes place Feb. 15, is all about romance.

Toast to the spirit of Brahms’ Academic Festive Overture is an overture written for honors and includes a combination of four student songs and has a treatment that celebrates life.

The concert also features the Fauré Requiem, originally programmed last season, yet unfortunately postponed due to the sudden death of SOST veteran violinist Yu Gu.

This piece will include the SOST chorus and soloists Dalton Woody and Angela Pickering.

Dalton Woody

“We embrace all emotions and conclude this romantic concert with the Romantic Symphony of Howard Hanson,” a concert release says. “A picturesque symphony that depicts mountains and oceans which beautifully express Hanson’s love of nature.”

Angela Pickering

The concerts starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Julie Rogers Theatre for Classic Series III.

The concert sponsor is Rosine McFaddin Wilson.

“Sponsors like this help the Symphony of Southeast Texas play a role in the education, entertainment and cultural enrichment of all residents of Southeast Texas,” according to organizers.

The Symphony of Southeast Texas, embarking on its 67th season, is a regional, professional orchestra based in Beaumont that performs a number of subscription

concerts, educational programs and other concerts throughout Southeast Texas.

The orchestra is composed of local musicians from Beaumont vicinity, as well as many musicians from the Houston and Lake Charles areas.

Selections from the upcoming concerts include everything from Brahms and Hanson to Elgar and Copland.

For information log onto sost.org or call 409-892-2257.