GRIDIRON SYMPHONY

A TRIBUTE TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN EAST TEXAS

MARCH 23, 2024 | 7:30 PM | UT TYLER COWAN CENTER

WORLD PREMIERE

Richard Lee, conductor

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 and Michael Torke, 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. The entire family will enjoy this uplifting end to the 2023/2024 season.

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