January 25, 2020
"From East To West" - TAKE A MUSICAL JOURNEY ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH MOSC
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale’s next masterworks concert will delight audiences with a musical journey across the globe from China through Europe then returning to the USA. Join MOSC on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30pm at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center for “From East To West”.
Returning to the Permian Basin from his home in China, MOSC welcomes Jiang Liu to guest conduct the opening overture “Sorrowful Dawn” by Guan Xia. Liu previously taught for ECISD and was a violinist for the MOSC orchestra. An accomplished musician and life-long educator, he has devoted his life to music and conducted more than 100 Western master symphonic works in China.
MOSC’s principal tuba Dr. Kevin Young will be featured in Vaughn Williams “Tuba Concerto”. Currently in his 13th season with the MOSC orchestra and member of the Lone Star Brass, Dr. Young is a United States Army Veteran and serves at Adjunct Faculty for the University of Texas Permian Basin and Midland College.
Completing the evening of musical travel is Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” ending with Aaron Copland’s very popular “Rodeo”.
This performance is not to be missed! Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased at MOSC. ORG. Student tickets are FREE with a paying adult or valid college ID.
Additionally, patrons are also invited to experience Symphony SoundBites, a pre-concert supper held before the performance in the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. By purchasing a ticket to this tasty event, patrons will enjoy dining with friends as Maestro Gary Lewis, Jiang Liu, and Kevin Young provide an insider’s view of the evening’s program. Bring your friends and make new ones as you enhance your symphony experience! ON THE MENU: HOMEMADE LASAGNA. Symphony SoundBites tickets may be purchased for $26 each by calling the Wagner Noël Box Office at 432-552-4437. Seating is limited and based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Deadline to purchase SoundBites tickets is Monday, January 20th.
“From East To West” is generously sponsored by Midland Symphony Guild and Dr. James & Sharon Humphreys. For more information on MOSC events, please visit MOSC.ORG.