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 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!
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 with very special guests - the Brazos Valley Chorale, 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