Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Has Opening Concert This Weekend
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, two members of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, being Conductor David Cho and President and CEO Galen Wixson, joined Dave and Matt to talk about the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra's upcoming opening concert and their plans for the upcoming season.
The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will be kicking off their season with their opening concert, Pines of Rome, at the Lubbock Civic Center. They will have five masterwork shows throughout the season as well as a few bonus shows. "It's a really unusual season in that we're mixing up not only what we play but where we play, too, because our last concert of the season, we're going to do that at the First United Methodist Church," Wixson explained. Cho expanded by saying,
"Lubbock Symphony is a treasure of our community and we work together with other arts organizations to make beautiful music and bring quality performances to the Lubbock community."
The Orchestra will feature all sorts of special guests throughout the season, from local schools, to famous performers like Wynton Marsalis for their gala. They will also perform many pieces by italian composers such as Mendelssohn, Rossini, William Tell, and Respighi.
The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra's opening concerts will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Additionally, if you want to hear more about the music they will be performing on a given night, you can go to their pre-concert dinner called Sound Bites at 6:00 p.m. All tickets can be reserved by visiting LubbockSymphony.org, by calling 762-1688, or by going to 601 Ave K in Lubbock.
Watch the full interview with Conductor David Cho and President and CEO Galen Wixson in the video above.