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November 12, 7:30pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

The ETSO 2022/2023 season opens with the long-awaited appearance of internationally acclaimed conductor Yoav Talmi, leading a program that explores different facets of French orchestral masterpieces, including Maurice Ravel’s jazzy, colorful Piano Concerto in G major, featuring Daria Rabotkina. Maestro Talmi also leads the ETSO in performances of music by Claude Debussy and the powerful Symphonie fantastique of Hector Berlioz.

Yoav Talmi Guest Conductor

Daria Rabotkina Piano

Claude Debussy (Orch. Ravel) Danse*

Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


*ETSO Premiere

January 28, 2023,  7:30pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

Experience a screening of this classic silent film, with the soundtrack performed live by the ETSO and conductor Richard Lee. Keaton was famous for his deadpan humor and dangerous stunt work. Both are showcased in this story of a Confederate soldier who must recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

February 23, 2023,  7:30pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

Sebastian Krunnies, violist in the Berlin Philharmonic, joins Richard Lee and the ETSO for a performance of Der Schwanendreher, which translates to The Swan-turner. This concert features the viola, which is a rare event indeed! The program will feature folk and dance music from across the globe, including a beautiful arrangement of Greensleeves.

March 25, 2023,  7:30pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

For more than 135 years, the Boston Pops Orchestra has entertained America and the world with its mixture of light classics, film music, musicals, patriotic music, and other “popular” classical fare. Join the ETSO and special guest soloist, Julianne Casey for an evening of toe-tapping, familiar works by Bernstein, Sousa, and Strauss Jr, as well as tunes from Les Miserables, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. 

May 13, 2023,  7:30pm

UT Tyler Cowan Center

To conclude the 2022/2023 season, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra continues its tradition of present choral masterworks with Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Creation. Experience Haydn’s moving depiction of the creation of all things as described in the book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The ETSO will be joined by the Bullard High School Choir, under the direction of Luke Dean.



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The 2022/2023 ETSO concert season is made possible in part thanks to funding from the Braithwaite Performing Arts Program at the East Texas Communities Foundation.