JANUARY 27, 2024 | 7:30pm
Described by the Boston Globe as “born to play the piano,” Minsoo Sohn brings his acclaimed artistry to Tyler for the first ETSO performance of a repertoire favorite: Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.
FEATURING THE TJC ACADEMY OF DANCE
FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | 7:30 pm
Richard Lee and the ETSO are excited to partner again with the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance for a program featuring original choreography to two ballet favorites: Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”, including the iconic Hoedown, and Igor Stravinsky’s modern masterpiece The Rite of Spring.
A TRIBUTE TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN EAST TEXAS
MARCH 23, 2024 | 7:30 PM | UT TYLER COWAN CENTER
The ETSO season concludes with the World Premiere of a piece commissioned by the orchestra. Written by Dr. Kyle Gullings, director of the School of Performing Arts at UT Tyler, the work celebrates the traditions surrounding the East Texas passion for high school football. The concert also features other sports-themed works, including Olympic-inspired pieces by John Williams, Vangelis’s popular theme from “Chariots of Fire,” and P.D.Q. Bach’s transformation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 into a sporting event.
APRIL 6, 2024 | 4:00PM MATINEE AND 7:30pm EVENING PERFORMANCES
ROGERS PALMER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE
In partnership with Tyler Junior College, ETSO will present a once in a lifetime event celebrating a total eclipse of the sun.
The Eclipse Concert will feature East Texas Symphony Orchestra playing celestial favorites with beautiful visuals provided by TJC’s Earth & Space Science Center.
The eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024 with Tyler, Texas in the eclipse zone for optimal viewing.