Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale announces concert list for 60th season


The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale has announced the lineup for the 60th anniversary season celebration of the organization’s “Diamond Anniversary” with a new change. Beginning July 1, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale will become the West Texas Symphony.

Through the talent and dedication of more than one hundred professional musicians, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Gary Lewis, the West Texas Symphony will continue to deliver performances that improve the quality of life for residents of the West Texas.

The Masterworks series features beloved symphonic compositions. In September, the season kicks off with “Your West Texas Symphony,” a concert celebrating the organization’s legacy and future. In November, Sibelius’ “Symphony, No. 2” paired with Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” will feature violinist Fiona Shea. Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104” will be paired with von Weber’s “Bassoon Concerto in F Major” in February with WTS principal bassoonist Philip Hill.

The April Masterpieces finale will be Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with pianist Caroline Hong, plus a special side-by-side performance with members of local music programs and the orchestra from the Permian Basin at the University of Texas.

The Pops and Family series has been specially designed to offer new pop perspectives. The symphony will host Asleep at the Wheel again in October. In December, the orchestra performs Sound of the Season, one of West Texas’ great holiday traditions. In March, renowned jazz saxophonist, Brad Leali, will be performing with the West Texas Jazz Society. “Back to the Future” in concert will be presented to end the season with a live performance of the film.

Season tickets go on sale July 1. Tiered pricing tiers are available to choose from, including student plans. Visit https://www.mosc.org/ for more information.


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