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May 1-2, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Carmen/Bizet – Concert Version

Patricia Cay,
  Richard Troxell,
Don José
Norman Garrett,
  Rebecca Wascoe-Hays, Micaëla
Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Mercédès   Gregory Brookes,
La Dancaïre
Gerald Dolter,
  Karl Dent,
Le Remendado
Aimee Pineau,
  Steve Sims,

With The Lubbock Chorale
        John S. Hollins, Music Director
The West Texas Children's Chorus
        Dr. Susan Brumfield, Artistic Director

Join us for the world’s most popular opera performed on the Civic Center stage! Be transfixed as you bask under the scorching sun of Seville, Spain with this tale of love, lust, and desire. Maestro Cho leads the orchestra in accompaniment with The Lubbock Chorale, soloists from around the world and Texas Tech to bring you Carmen, a gypsy seductress who loves freely and never remains true to anyone for long. The well known melodies and passion of the story will leave you wanting more whether you are an opera fan or not. Experience the conclusion of the Heroes & Heroines season with the LSO through this explosive performance!

 Past Concerts



September 9, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Renée Fleming


     Ms. Fleming will perform opera arias, art song, popular selections, Broadway and other pieces of her choosing. Selections from Dvořák's Gypsy Songs, Delibes Les Filles de Cadix, Puccini's O mio babbino caro, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. 

  Orchestra Repertoire
  Overture to Act III, from Lohengrin
  Carmen Suite No. 1: Selections
    Hungarian Dance No. 1
  Intermezzo Act III, from Manon Lescaut Puccini
  Overture to Candide Bernstein

Renée Fleming will take the stage to open LSO’s 14-15 season in truly heroic fashion. Come and experience the greatest soprano of our time as "The People's Diva" brings her world-renowned voice to the Civic Center stage. Renée is internationally known for her more than 50 operatic roles as well as opening for the famous Metropolitan Opera in New York more than any other performer. This Gala is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a true superstar right here in Lubbock! Come join the experience September 9, 2014. 





September 26-27, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Roman Rabinovich, piano


Les Préludes

Piano Concerto No. 1

Scheherazade, Op. 3




Join us on an exotic journey as the LSO tells the tale of One Thousand and One Nights. The LSO will also explore the grand, poetic music of Franz Liszt; a wonderful way to reflect on the 14-15-season theme of HEROES AND HEROINES.




October 24-25, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Will Strieder, trumpet

  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Vaughan Williams
  Trumpet Concerto, Hob. Vlle:1, E-flat Major Haydn
     Water Music Handel

Have some fun British style during our second Masterworks concerts this season! Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character during the Soundbites dinner prior to the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Enjoy amusical fantasy from England during Royal Fireworks: Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis will enrapture you with beautiful tunes and sumptuous sounds. LSO's own principal trumpet, Will Strieder, will expertly weave through Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major. The evening concludes with the beloved Water Music by Handel. Join us for this explosive performance!” 




November 4, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Reception and Concert: $60
Concert Only: $25

Sinfonietta Orchestra

Zachary Sathoff, violin

THE LEGACY | 1500 14th St.

Serenade for Strings Tchaikovsky
  Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) Vivaldi

Begin the Chamber Series with a deliciously catered reception and beautiful music that is rarely heard with the Fall Chamber Concert in the intimate setting of the Legacy. Enjoy a performance of exquisite and enduring masterworks featuring one of the most definitive pieces of the late Romantic era in Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Then hear LSO Concertmaster Zachary Saathoff as he showcases his skill during Vivaldi's most iconic piece Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), which will evoke in the listener a sense of each season so vividly you won't believe it. Join us and experience the most beloved chamber music of all time!





December 5, 2014 | 7:30 pm

FUMC Chancel Choir

The Lubbock Chorale

Jeannie Barrick, soprano
Karl Dent, tenor
Gerald Dolter, baritone


Ho Ho Ho! Maestro Cho invites you to the LSO’s festive Holiday performance. This event will feature cherished yuletide favorites performed by the region’s premiere symphony orchestra. This performance will warm your heart and excite your spirit, so bring the entire family for this joyous celebration of the season.





December 16, 2014| 7:30 pm

LSO Brass Quintet

Will Strieder, trumpet
Joe Vandiver, trumpet
Christopher Smith, horn
Jim Decker, trombone
Kevin Wass, tuba


Join in the fun at this year’s Holiday Chamber Concert! Five of the finest brass musicians in America invite you to join them in celebrating the season at this entertaining and informative evening. Featured twice on PBS’s Performance Today, an NPR syndicated broadcast, the LSO Brass Quintet’s performance will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! This narrated performance features holiday selections from a variety of periods and styles. Join us after the concert for a sweets and punch reception to usher in the Holidays. Bring your family and friends to this very special night of seasonal music, and find out why this concert is Lubbock’s favorite Holiday event!




January 16-17, 2015 | 7:30 pm

  Symphony No. 8, D. 759 in B minor “Unfinished” Schubert
  Ancient Airs and Dances: Set I Respighi
  Béatrice et Bénedict Overture Berlioz
     Enigma Variations, Op. 36 Elgar

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony has become so well known that it's like an old companion, so bring a friend to experience it along with Elgar's Enigma Variations! Elgar dedicated this infamous piece to his friends and family who had a great impact on his journey as a composer. Join us as we delve into these epic pieces!



February 3rd, 2015

Reception: 6:15 PM | Concert: 7:30 PM

Mark Chaney, organ

THE LEGACY | 1500 14th St.

    Grand Choeur in D, Op. 18 Guilmant 
  Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4, No. 5 Hande
   Master Tallis’s Testament Howells
  Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend Böhm
  ‘Cantilène’ from Sontata No. 11 in D minor, Op. 148                           Rheinberger
  Two settings of ‘Ein fest Burg ist unser Gott’ Buxtehude/Jan Bender
  Air Hancock
  Toccata Mushel

The fantastic conclusion to the 2014-2015 Chamber Series will be one to remember! Join us as we close this magical season with a wonderful organ concert featuring Senior Organist and Director of Traditional Music Ministries for First United Methodist Church, Dr. Mark Chaney. Enjoy the deliciously decadent hors d’oeuvres catered reception by Ambrosia prior to the concert, then experience this quality performance. Don’t miss your opportunity to see our musicians up-close during this special evening!








February 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm

The Texas Tenors

Marcus Collins
JC Fisher
John Hagen

CITY BANK AUDITORIUM | 2720 Drive of Champions

Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. Now, the three-time Emmy winning trio is coming to the South Plains! The Texas Tenors won three Emmys this October for their PBS Special, “You Should Dream,” and now they’ll be here for one night only. LSO is bringing The Texas Tenors’ unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway to Lubbock. You won’t want to miss a moment!


Lubbock Symphony Guild Texas Tenors BBQ Dinner

CITY BANK COLISEUM | 2720 Drive of Champions

Come and enjoy some delicious Bigham's barbeque at 5:45, prior to the concert!

$25 per person
Seating is limited! 1st come 1st served
Contact the LSO ticket office to reserve your dinner tickets




March 6-7, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Maja Bogdanovic, cello

  Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 “Fingal’s Cave” Mendelssohn
  Cello Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich 
Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 in D major Sibelius

Join the LSO and guest cellist Maja Bogdanovic as they perform one of Shostakovich’s most powerful pieces, Cello Concerto No. 1. Then, experience the stormy sounds of Mendelssohn and the Finnish heroism of Sibelius's Symphony No. 2. You won’t want to miss this night !



April 19, 2015 | 2:30 pm

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, Texas 79707

Rob Royce, Choreographer

Midland Festival Ballet

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into the wacky world of the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts! Choreographer Rob Royce brings this surreal tale to life with his exciting choreography. Midland Festival Ballet invites you to tea in Wonderland where nothing is the least bit ordinary. Don’t be late, it’s a very important date!

The performance will be accompanied by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and will feature guest artists from Ballet San Antonio and Colorado Ballet Studio Company. Take the trip and join us in the pit for an unforgettable fantasia of dance and live music with your Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Midland Festival Ballet!

Family Concert

The LSO welcomes families to jump into the world of live music. Join us for this FREE performance that will be accompanied by a wealth of information and activities about music for the whole family.



October 26, 2014 | 5 p.m.

  Excerpts From:  
  Trumpet Concerto, Hob.Vlle:1, E-flat Major Haydn
  Water Music Handel

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
3111 Erskine St.

The LSO and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church invite YOU to join us for a free educational and entertaining evening with fun for all ages! Begin the adventure with face painting, conducting and dance stations, an instrument petting zoo and a make-your-own-instrument station at 5:00 pm. Hear the beautiful sounds of the orchestra at 6:30 pm as Maestro David Cho and the LSO musicians interactively perform music from Haydn and Handel. Families are also encouraged to dress up in their best child-friendly costumes. Grab the kids and get ready for Halloween fun with a musical twist! 


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