Choral Classics Come to Fort Bend County
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Chorus gives its inaugural performance in the heart of Sugar Land
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – In addition to kicking off its “Silver Jubilee” 25th Anniversary season, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) will also present an inaugural concert featuring the newly formed and established FBSO Chorus. Entitled “1st Annual Choral Classics Concert: Music from Bach to Beatles,” the performance is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana Center, located at 1700 1st Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door prior to the concert.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana Center is not only a beautiful venue but an acoustically inviting one as well, making it a wonderful venue for the FBSO Chorus’ first performance. Associate Director of the chorus, Gregory McDaniel remarked, “We were given this opportunity by the Cultural Arts manager, Lindsay Dyer, as part of their series that brings classical music to the Fort Bend Community. The missions of both FBSO and Cultural Arts/IJKC align with one another in bringing diverse genres and performances to the community at large. Other groups like Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet have been featured performances at the IJKC, so it’s an honor for us to be part of that tradition.”
The program features pillars of the choral repertoire from Vivaldi and Verdi to Shaw-Parker and Moses Hogan. It highlights the versatility and artistry embedded the Fort Bend community of singers and offers a dynamic program for audience members. Associate Co-Director Adrian Rodriguez said, “This performance marks the beginning of a long tradition of excellence. For the entire FBSO organization, it opens up new opportunities for performance and to contribute to and engage our surrounding community. Moreover, it showcases the artistry of the members of the Fort Bend community.”
As one of Fort Bend County’s oldest fine arts organizations and its oldest performing ensemble, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra strives to bring a diverse array of music to all ages in Fort Bend County and beyond through innovative, exciting, and engaging concerts. The 25th anniversary season not only includes the FBSO Chorus concerts, the annual Hauntcert and Deck the Halls concerts, but will additionally feature performances of favorite works including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Orff’s Carmina Burana and a showcase of Texas performers and composers in February of 2017.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the “1st Annual Choral Classics Concert: Music from Bach to Beatles” concert, please visit www.fbso.org.
Founded in 1992, the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra enriches the lives of Fort Bend residents and the Greater Houston area with live symphonic music. The full-size orchestra, complete with brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion, consists of approximately 50 talented and dedicated volunteer musicians primarily from the Fort Bend area including Sugar Land, Stafford, Missouri City, Richmond, Katy, Rosenberg and Fulshear. The symphony began when local musicians agreed that residents should have the opportunity to hear live symphonic music right here in Fort Bend County. FBSO has distinguished itself through its focus on presenting quality classical and popular music at an affordable price.