Buddy Holly Center and Upcoming Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Shows
Friday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Director of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra David Cho joined Dave and Matt to talk about the new Buddy Holly Center and how it is working out, upcoming shows that the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is having, how to purchase tickets and watch the show from home, and more.
David Cho started by talking about the Buddy Holly Performing Arts Center. Cho said that it is a world class venue which houses not only the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, but will also be used by Ballet Lubbock and Lubbock ISD. The building has 2 halls, one smaller hall that seats about 450, and a larger hall that can seat over 2,000 people, both named after Buddy Holly. The Center will also have a café, named after a Buddy Holly song, that is open 7 days a week, regardless of whether there is a show or not. Cho said that you can always come and dine in, and if there's a show you can participate, but if not, you can just enjoy your meal. Talking more about the hall, David explained that the Orchestra is very lucky to be performing in a room with MC15 acoustics, which he says are the best in the world, being able to block out an incredible amount of noise outside of the room, while still being able to transfer noise around the inside of the room in an amazing way.
The Director also talked about what upcoming shows the Symphony will be performing. This Saturday, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will be opening their 2021 season with Vivaldi's Four Seasons, in which they will only be using string instruments as they start off the season a little smaller. LSO has another Masterworks coming up on February 22nd, and a performance of Peter and the Wolf on February 27th that will be narrated by Mark Hawker.
While the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is sold out of the Saturday show due to social distancing guidelines, Cho did stress that you are still able to watch via livestream, and a video recording will also be available of the concert immediately after the show. You can find more info on their website lubbocksymphony.org, or by calling them at 762-1688.
Watch the full interview with David Cho in the video above.
Buddy Holly with a surgical mask