Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, C minor
Guest Artists Fei-Fei, piano
Back by popular demand! Cliburn finalist and audience sweetheart, Fei-Fei, returns to the BVSO performance hall with another presentation of pure virtuosity with Rachmaninoff’s passionate Piano Concerto No. 2. Maestro Marcelo Bussiki and the orchestra will add to the evening with Beethoven’s captivating Symphony No. 7. The famous Allegretto, the second movement, is so wildly adored that it is often performed as a stand-alone work. Beethoven’s Seventh represents true ambition, beauty, breathlessness, and energy in musical form. The composer himself even called it "one of the happiest products of my poor talents." Don’t miss this one! DOWNLOAD SEASON FLYER HERE
The 21st Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition will be November 11, 2018 at 3pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in College Station.
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 October 2018 an announced as soon as possible. Once the finalists are selected, 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!
This is just a sample of songs from this beautiful Holiday Program. Come hear the rest!
Guest Artists James Faith, organ The Sanctuary Choir and Canticle Ringers of CUMC CSHS Varsity Women's Choir Brenham Children's Chorus
The finest of the Brazos Valley’s holiday season – Music Director Marcelo Bussiki invites you to bring the entire family to hear all your festive favorites, as well as wonderfully unexpected musical gifts from this collaborative concert. This uplifting 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, the College Station High School Varsity Women's Choir, PLUS the Brenham Children’s Chorus! Come for the music, and stay for the treats—don’t miss the famous cookie reception immediately following the concert, graciously hosted by the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra.
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!
Music Director Marcelo Bussiki invites you to an evening of classics, jazz, and more as Chicago-based composer and jazz pianist Rob Clearfield returns to the BVSO to present a program of original music for string orchestra and jazz quartet, featuring New York-based musicians Caroline Davis (alto saxophone), Sam Weber (bass) and Jay Sawyer (drums). This performance will feature new compositions written just for the BVSO, as well as music from the quartet's upcoming album. During his decade-plus on the big time music scene of Chicago, performing both as a solo artist as well as with a number of bands and ensembles, Clearfield has developed a reputation for lyrical and emotive compositions. Come find out what surprises are in store for you this evening! DOWNLOAD SEASON FLYER HERE
Guest Artists Brazos Valley Chorale Rebecca Fairweather-Haskins, oboe Soo Yeon Kim, soprano Jennifer Lane, contralto Randall Umstead, tenor Hector Vasquez, baritone
Double your Mozart pleasure this March as Music Director Marcelo Bussiki and the BVSO take on two stunning works from the beloved composer. The Oboe Concerto in C, both melodious and expressive, will feature the BVSO’s Principal Oboist, Rebecca Fairweather-Haskins, as she performs this joyous work with the orchestra. At the other end of the emotional scale, experience the monumental Requiem, complete with four talented soloists and the incomparable Brazos Valley Chorale. Mozart died before finishing this work and portions of it were actually composed by others imitating his style, but there is no substitute for experiencing this music performed live in concert, so be sure you are there! DOWNLOAD SEASON FLYER HERE
Get all your spring and summer shopping done in one place! Just in time for Graduations, Easter, Mother's Day gifts, and summer weddings, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presents its highly anticipated 7th Annual Premiere Market, the only upscale juried market in the seven county Brazos Valley area. The 2019 Premiere Market will be held on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th, all centrally located at the popular Brazos Center in Bryan on Briarcrest Drive.
The Market features upscale merchants selling unique specialty items, home accessories, clothing, gourmet foods, jewelry and much more. The 2019 Premiere Market hours on Friday will be from 9am to 6pm and on Saturday from 10am 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 unforgettable finale to the 37th Season! Special guest Leslie Odom, Jr. took Broadway by storm when he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical Hamilton and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His impressive career has spanned television, film and theatre. After making his Broadway debut at 17 in Rent, the acclaimed star of stage and screen has gone on to be featured in television’s Smash, The Good Wife, and Grey's Anatomy and most recently he played the role of Dr. Arbuthnot in Kenneth Branagh's 2017 film adaptation of Murder on The Orient Express. In 2018, he even sang “America the Beautiful” on the NBC Broadcast of Super Bowl LII. Now, he joins the BVSO for what is sure to be a legendary evening of music! DOWNLOAD SEASON FLYER HERE
Photo credit: Nathan Johnson
SEASON 37: NEW HEIGHTS
The 2018-19 Season is sponsored by CHI St. Joseph Health