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Concerts & Programs

Symphonic Spooktacular

Symphonic Spooktacular

Friday, October 22, 2021
Victoria Fine Arts Center
6:30 pm

Join us as the VSO’s Spooktacular ramps up its amazing run of great music with dance from the Victoria Ballet Theatre!

  • Pre-Concert Activities
    Beginning at 5:30 pm
    Join the fun with an instrument petting zoo, face painting, Children’s Discovery Museum booth, and more! Costumes are encouraged!
  • Group Ticket Rate
    This discount is for groups of 30 or more who arrive at the Fine Arts Center on a bus. $6 for adults; $4 for students (with the ticketing fee waived) – saves $2 each.
    Bus drivers attend free.
    Reservation deadline is Thursday, October 14, 2021.
    Payment deadline is Monday, October 18, 2021.

Children’s Discovery Concert

Children’s Discovery Concert 

The Conductor’s Spellbook 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 
Victoria Fine Arts Center
9:30 am
12:30 pm

Music and Story by Paul Dooley
Illustrations by Tanner Porter

“The Conductor’s Spellbook tells the magical story of Tony Stradivarius. During a field trip to the symphony, young Tony finds a powerful book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra.

The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive concert experience that introduces audiences to music, orchestral instruments, and even conducting!” 

 

Downtown Rhythms

Downtown Rhythms

Thursday, April 28, 2022 
Downtown Victoria 
5:30 – 8:30 pm 

  • Instrument Petting Zoo 
    DeLeon Plaza 
    5:30 – 7:30 pm 
    Come play symphony instruments during the Downtown Rhythms concert! Let your child see what future music possibilities could be! 
  • Student Ensemble Performances 
    One O’Connor Plaza 
    5:30 – 8:30 pm 
    Student groups ranging from elementary school all the way through college are invited to perform at the Downtown Rhythms outdoor concert. The performances are interspersed with performances by the Victoria Symphony and showcase a wide range of skills and talents! 
Concert Series

Concert Series

Victoria Fine Arts Center 
7:30 pm 

D. J. Sparr, Electric Guitar 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 

TAKE3 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 

Pops Concert: Jose Feliciano 
Saturday, January 22, 2022 

Changlu Wu, Pipa 
Saturday, February 26, 2022 

UH Moores School of Music Choruses, featuring 4 vocal soloists 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Ticket Program 

Due to the generosity of a Friend of the Symphony, a donation has been made that allows students and their families to attend Concert Series Symphony concerts for free. Requests for tickets must be made via email 2 weeks before the concert. Limited availability! 

$5 Student Rush Tickets 

15 minutes prior to the start of the concert, students may purchase up to 2 tickets for $5 each. Rush tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office with a valid student ID. Cash only. 

Symphony Savvy/Meet the Music Makers

All Concert Series attendees are invited to meet Maestro Darryl One and the featured guest artists as they dive into discussions about the night’s music, historical context, the musician’s musical journey, and more! Symphony Savvy is hosted before each Concert Series concert at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Annex. 

  • 2021-2022 Topics: 
  • September 18, 2021 
    Two Worlds – Electric and Acoustic: A Discussion with Electric Guitarist D. J. Sparr 
    Come hear electric guitarist and composer and his story of his expertise in two disparate worlds of music 
  • October 23, 2021 
    Three for the Price of One: A Conversation with Classical/Pops Trio TAKE3 
    Come meet and talk with TAKE3, violin, cello, and piano and their journey towards the crossover of classical and pops 
  • January 22, 2022 
    Overcomer: Great Musicians Overcoming Handicaps 
    Join in on a talk and discussion about musicians such as our guest artist Jose Feliciano rising to the top despite handicaps many would be unable to overcome 
  • February 26, 2022 
    The Old and the New: Chinese Pipa Player Changlu Wu and the Orchestra’s Greatest Hits 
    Hear and see the 2000-year-old pipa and its use in today’s music with virtuoso Changlu Wu 
  • April 30, 2022 
    The Alpha and Omega: The Story of Beethoven Symphonies 1 and 9 
    Hear about Beethoven’s journey from his first symphony, through deafness, to his monumental Ninth and the challenges of mounting a performance with 4 soloists, large chorus, and orchestra 

Sound Off! 

Students are invited to meet with VSO Maestro, Darryl One, for approximately 20 minutes immediately following the concert to share comments about the performance, the music, and the performers. Students of all ages are encouraged to join the conversation!

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