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Master Series

2017 - 2018 Season

Music for All Time

All performances in the Master Series are held at the Victoria Fine Arts Center 1002 Sam Houston Drive at 7:30 p.m

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  • Christine Lamprea
    Master Series 1 - The Undisputed Masters
    Christine Lamprea, cello
    March 24, 2017

    The Undisputed Masters with Christine Lamprea - The Undisputed Masters come together in this concert with works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. The famous Magic Flute Overture and Leonore Overture #3 will be performed along with San Antonio native Christine Lamprea, Cellist in Haydn's popular Concerto in C for cello and orchestra. Brahms amazing work using one of Haydn's themes ends the concert with his Variations on a Theme of Haydn. This is an all-star lineup of history's greatest composers all in one concert!

  • Alexandra Switala
    Master Series 2 - Romantic Masters
    Alexandra Switala, violin
    October 21, 2017

    Romantic Masters with Alexandra Switala - The Romantic Masters features the great Romantic masterpieces for violin, Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending and Saint-Saen's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Fort Worth area native Alexandra Switala joins us on the violin. One composer from the pre-war group of American composers will be featured in his musical depiction of circus impresario P.T. Barnum and an orchestra tour de force and orchestra showpiece, Stravinsky's great ballet and colorful work Petrouchka will close the program.

  • Lee Greenwood
    Master Series 3 - POPS
    Lee Greenwood
    January 27, 2018

    Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles, he has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, 1983 & 1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985. He also won CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA.”

  • Timothy Jones
    Master Series 4 - American Folk Masters
    Adrienne Danrich, soprano, Timothy Jones, baritone, Prairie View A&M Choruses, Dr. A. Jan Taylor, director
    February 24, 2018

    The American Folk Masters features our concert that pays tribute to Black History month. Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's sparkling concert opener Danse Negre is followed by William Grant Still's tuneful Afro-American Symphony. A concert presentation of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess with soloists Adrienne Danrich, Soprano, Timothy Jones, baritone and choruses from Prairie View A&M, Dr. A Jan Taylor, director, will follow to close this unique concert.

  • Hsu Daniel
    Master Series 5 - The Puzzle Master and the Cliburn Project
    Daniel Hsu, piano
    April 28, 2018

    The Puzzle Master and the Cliburn Project - The Puzzle Master and the Cliburn Project closes our season with yet another American composer from the pre-war era in the flashy overture to his opera Amelia at the Ball followed by the massive Piano Concerto #2 by Rachmaninoff featuring, Daniel Hsu, Bronze Medal winner from the 2017 international Cliburn Piano Competition. Finally, one of the great puzzles in orchestral music will unfold before your eyes along with the answers in Elgar's Enigma Variations, arguably the most popular orchestral work from the UK.

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