It is hard to believe that we are almost through another season with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. This orchestra has been around for 61 seasons which is a testament to the community of Beaumont and surrounding communities. This is my 5th season here in good ole’ Beaumont. Some of the highlights this season the Peck Glory and the Grandeur with our awesome percussion section, performing with the blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, our holiday concert and the Beatles pops concert, kicking off our new chamber music series and some awesome youth concerts. The orchestra just did a hot performance of the Mozart Jupiter Symphony. Some really good things on the horizon for the SOST.
On a personal front, I received the Aspire Award from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. This award recognizes the work of African American and Hispanic leaders in the community who promote inclusiveness in the arts. Lord knows we could use more of that! I have had my longest association with that orchestra and love the ATL. We have one more concert left with an opera spectacular with the orchestra. A new frontier for me and the orchestra. Must keep stretching and moving out of the comfort zone. Henry Venta, our board president says that you can not cut your way to success. So true so true SO TRUE! We have to keep creating new pathways to reach into community and attracting people to us. And that is what we are going to do. Come and take a ride with the Symphony of Southeast Texas!
So that is the latest with more to come.
Peace out Y’all,