Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Op. 56, A minor "Scottish"
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30, D minor
Guest Artists The 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist, Yekwon Sunwoo
The BVSO’s stunning 36th season opener will showcase the newly crowned 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist! Our orchestra will be one of the very first to present Yekwon Sunwoo, 28, of South Korea, who was pronounced the Gold Medal winner in Ft. Worth at the Fifteenth Cliburn International Piano Competition in June. The highly competitive, world famous event is held every four years and this year included 30 fierce competitors from 16 nations. The Maestro Marcelo Bussiki himself attended the competition to see the champion’s winning performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Sunwoo will perform with the BVSO for this concert. The orchestra will also present Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3. Come see the pinnacle of piano performance at “Cliburn Gold” on October 22nd!
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, Eb major "Eroica"
Come join the BVSO and Music Director Marcelo Bussiki as we present works by two titans of classical music . . . Mozart and Beethoven . . . and two of the most beloved compositions ever written. Instantly recognizable, Mozart’s intensely emotional Symphony No. 40 is unquestionably one of the composer’s most admired works. The evening will close with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”. Interestingly, in 2016, “Eroica” was named the greatest symphony of all time by BBC Music Magazine, in a survey of 151 conductors working across the world. Don’t miss this evening of major masterpieces!
This is just a sample of songs from this beautiful Holiday Program. Come and hear the rest!
Guest Artists James Faith, organ The Sanctuary Choir and Canticle Ringers of CUMC CSHS Varsity Women's Choir
Get into the holiday spirit! Bring the entire family to hear favorites such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells”, participate in a fun and interactive sing-along, and attend a cookie reception immediately following the concert hosted by the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra. This collaborative performance will feature the outstanding BVSO Brass and Percussion musicians, organist James Faith, The Sanctuary Choir and The Canticle Ringers of Christ United Methodist Church, and the College Station High School Varsity Women's Choir. This concert has become a signature Brazos Valley holiday tradition and a very special celebration for the entire community!
Note: This event is separate from the subscription season and is not included in the purchase price of regular season tickets. Adult and child pricing available!
The Brazos Valley Symphony & Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra announce:
20th Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition
Open to all students, 18 years of age or under, in a Brazos Valley public or private school, and home schooled.
Entry deadline is December 12, 2017, all entries must be received at the symphony office or postmarked by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017. Entry Form Coming Soon
The competition is open to any music student in any public or private school in the Brazos Valley or any home-schooled student. We’ve had winners as young as 9 and instruments as varied as piano, violin and tuba. There is no entry fee.
Requirements are simple, but deadlines are critical:
- The student selects any movement from any concerto for any instrument, not to exceed 12 minutes in length.
- The student must submit a good quality recording of his or her performance – with or without piano accompaniment – and the application form, both of which must be received in the Brazos Valley Symphony Office by close of business on December 12, 2017 if hand delivering, postmarked by December 12, 2017 if mailing. Late entries will be rejected. The entry must be submitted on compact disk. There should be NO markings on the entry disk.
- The entries will be assigned a number and will be judged anonymously by Marcelo Bussiki, Music Director & Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony.
- Up to five finalists will be selected by December 30, 2017, and will be notified by mail, shortly thereafter.
- The finalists will be invited to perform their selection before a panel of three judges and an audience at a TDB time and location. A piano accompanist is provided for the finals and the piano will be provided. Students must also have their music memorized for the performance.
- A winner and first and second runners-up will be named at the conclusion of the finals competition. All three will receive plaques.
- The winner of the competition will be invited to enter the first Juanita Miller Concerto Competition for which he or she is eligible. The Miller Competition is held in Dallas each January and is sponsored by the Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras. The Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO) will pay the entry fee for that event, but the finalist will be responsible for all other expenses and to indicate interest in entering the event with FASO. The winner also will be invited to perform with the Brazos Valley Symphony.
- All finalists must submit a “head-shot” photograph (at least 150 dpi if submitted electronically), a copy of their sheet music, and a completed biographical form to be provided with the finalist selection notification. They must agree to allow their name, photograph, and biographical information to be used in publicity for the competition.
- First-place winners of previous Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competitions are ineligible to enter.
Robert Borden, Chair, e-mail Robert 20th Annual Youth Concerto Competition
The 20th Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition will be February 4, 2018 at 3pm at Peace Lutheran Church.
Finalists will be chosen in blind judging by Marcelo Bussiki, Music Director and Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. Competition entrants submitted a CD of their performance of any movement from any concerto for any instrument. Finalists will be selected in Dec. 2017 an announced in January 2018. Once the finalists, this information will be updated to include their details.
The competition is sponsored by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and its support guild, the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO).
The finalists will perform their competition entry from memory before a panel of judges and an audience. While the judges are making their decision, the Symphony Belles will host a reception in the church foyer.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!
Music Director Marcelo Bussiki invites you to an evening of masterworks with their genesis in the world of dance. First, a dance from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, followed by Bolero from Ravel. Bolero is a Spanish-flavored and seductive orchestral piece written for a ballet commissioned by a Russian actress and dancer. Finally, the theatrical Petrushka is Stravinsky’s ballet that tells a story of loves and jealousies from an interesting point of view. All are brought to the stage by the BVSO in a night of outstanding live music from the ballet and opera.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, BWV 1047, F major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, G major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049, G major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050, D major
Guest Artists Amy Burgus, oboe Robert Chambers, trumpet Javier Chaparro, violin Matthew Dirst, harpsichord Adrianne Greenbaum, flute Penny Zent, flute
The Brandenburg Concertos are a collection of instrumental works composed by J.S. Bach and are widely regarded as some of the finest orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. Music Director Marcelo Bussiki and the BVSO will perform four of the six concertos, which highlight both the complexity of Bach’s tremendous abilities and the talents of our own Principal musicians including Concertmaster Javier Chaparro, Penny Zent, Robert Chambers, Amy Burgus, and more! If you like Bach, you will love this concert, and if you love our BVSO musicians, this is a great time to experience their virtuosity.
Get all your spring and summer shopping done in one place! Just in time for Easter, Graduations, Mother's Day gifts, and summer weddings, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presents its highly anticipated 6th Annual Premiere Market, the only upscale juried market in the seven county Brazos Valley area. The 2018 Premiere Market will be held on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th, all located at the popular Brazos County Expo complex in Bryan/College Station.
The Market features upscale merchants selling unique specialty items, home accessories, clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry and much more. The 2018 Premiere Market hours on Friday will be from 9am to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
OFFICIAL PREMIERE MARKET WEBSITE COMING SOON!
All proceeds go to benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) arts organization.
Join Maestro Marcelo Bussiki and the BVSO for this showstopping finale to the 36th Season! With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it’s easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America’s favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and dedicated fans. The Texas Tenors will perform with the BVSO for an unforgettable evening of live entertainment and a season finale that will leave audiences awestruck!
SEASON 36: TENORS AND TITANS
The 2017-18 Season is sponsored by CHI St. Joseph Health