FORT BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS RHAPSODY IN BLUE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2pm
Special subscription pricing through October 9
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra opens its 25th season on Sunday, October 9, at 2 pm in the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, with a concert evoked by George Gershwin’s most famous work, Rhapsody in Blue. Internationally award-winning Israeli-American pianist Tali Morgulis joins FBSO for this special event. She appears as soloist with orchestras and chamber music groups across the globe, and can often be found in Houston as a regular performer with Musiqa. Ms. Morgulis began her musical studies at the age of four, and she holds her doctorate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Dominique Røyem, FBSO’s music director, chose the selections on Rhapsody in Blue specifically to evoke the elegant jazz so characteristic of the title composition’s time period. From W. C. Handy’s St. Louis Blues…to Leroy Anderson’s Jazz Legato…moving into a Duke Ellington medley arranged by Calvin Custer…1927’s Three Shades of Blue: Indigo…Serenade in Blue, the 1942 swing song made famous by Glenn Miller’s Orchestra…Broadway’s Highlights from West Side Story…the jazzy pop sounds of A Fifth of Beethoven and other selections on the jazz theme round out this enjoyable family-friendly performance.
Season Ticket Information
The four-concert series for FBSO’s 2016-17 season is available for subscribers through October 9 at a special price of $112 – 160 (box seats), $72 – 104 (orchestra seats) $56 – 76 (mezzanine seats) and $40 – 56 (balcony seats). There is a 10% discount for seniors 55 and over and military, with a 5% discount for all other adult packages. Season ticket prices for middle and high school students (aged 13 – 18) are $40. Children 2 and under are free when accompanied by an adult, but must have a ticket, and season tickets for children 3 – 12 are priced at $20.
Tickets may be purchased online at fbso.org or by calling 281.276.9642.
Accompanying Photo: L to R: Stacey Tharalson, Katherine Leskin, Patricia Kelley, Andrea Cope, Tofik Khanmamedov, Jordon Nickerson. Seated: Dan Patterson, Elyssa Munden
Photo Credit: Susan Lynch
About the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra
The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO), founded in 1992, enriches the lives of Fort Bend residents and surrounding areas with live symphonic music presented by its volunteer members, ranging in ages from high school students to senior adults. The full-size orchestra, complete with brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion, represents an abundant cross-section of local talent, most of who reside in the Fort Bend area. FBSO also fosters local musicians through sponsorship of an annual Concerto Competition and opportunities to perform with the Orchestra.