Posted on April 12, 2017 in
American jazz master Aaron Diehl to open 93rd season with Gershwin Rhapsodies.
Music Director Jacomo Bairos to conduct symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.
Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” will cap an American Celebration.
Happy Holiday Pops to return.
Amarillo, TX – The Amarillo Symphony announced details of the 2017-18 season, its 93rd serving music lovers of the Texas Panhandle. The new season will feature eight unique programs at the Globe-News Center from September 22, 2017 through April 28, 2018. Season ticket packages starting at less than $19 per concert are on sale now.
Highlights of the new season include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and rarely performed Second Rhapsody, Beethoven’s mighty “Eroica” Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s ravishing Second Symphony, An American Celebration punctuated by Tchaikovsky’s rousing “1812 Overture, and an array of acclaimed guest artists. Happy Holidays Pops, which successfully debuted in December of 2016, will return. Music Director Jacomo Bairos will conduct six of the eight programs.
“In my 5th season as Music Director, we pack each performance with a ground-breaking work from the titans of classical music”, said Music Director Jacomo Bairos. “This is our most exciting season yet in my tenure and I cannot wait for Amarillo audiences to join us for the incredible season ahead!”
Remarking on the lineup, Amarillo Symphony Executive Director Corey Cowart said, “Jacomo has created an outstanding season, one that I’m confident our audiences will enjoy, and that will allow the Symphony to build on recent momentum. Ticket sales have been excellent, with several concerts selling out since fall of 2015. I expect demand for 2017-18 to be very high.”
“One of my great joys of conducting the Amarillo Symphony has been highlighting our fabulous musicians. We will do this again in January 2018, when violinist Michele Skinner and violist Yael Kleinman-Hyken will perform Mozart’s divine Symphonie Concertante”, said Bairos. “We will also be joined by some of today’s exciting emerging artists. Such as the fabulous Russian pianist Natasha Paremski, Avery Fisher Prize Winner Alexi Kenney, and Aaron Diehl, one of the most brilliant jazz artists of our day.”
Several acclaimed guest artists will join the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra in 2017-18 including:
Aaron Diehl, one of the most sought after jazz virtuosi of the day.
Natasha Paremski, the Russian-born pianist and Gilmore Young Artist prize-winner.
Alexi Kenney, 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, and heralded violinist.