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La Bohème – Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

The following link will take to photos of the dress rehearsal of the LSO’s performance of La Bohème – La Bohème Pictures. The cast is below. The next link is to a PowerPoint presentation I gave before each performance. In order to  hear the musical illustrations you will need the complete folder that has the…


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La Bohème Program Notes

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present two concert performances of Puccini’s opera on May 5-6. The program notes I’ve written for the occasion are below. Puccini’s La Bohème is one of the very few operas that have transcended its genre. Virtually everyone loves it, even those who are indifferent to opera. First performed in 1896…


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Joshua Bell Opens Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Season

I don’t usually write about the Lubbock Symphony as I am too close to the orchestra to be objective, but this show was too good to pass without comment. Joshua Bell was the soloist in the opening the LSO’s 2016-17 season; its 70th. He played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in the second half of the…


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The Verdi Requiem

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present Verdi’s Messa di Requiem on October 16 and 17 at the Civic Center Theater. The program notes that I wrote for the occasion are below. Giuseppe Verdi thought that 19th century Italy had produced two cultural giants – Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) and Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873). The former literally invented 19th…


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Lubbock Symphony orchestra Video

Below is a 5 minute video outlining the activities of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.  


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Carmen Program Notes

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present two concert performances of Carmen – May 1 and 2. Below are the Program Notes I wrote for the occasion. Bizet’s great opera recently had its 1000th performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. Carmen’s popularity is worldwide, yet the work started as a failure. Like The Barber of…


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Renée Fleming Opens Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 Season

Renée Fleming opened the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season before a capacity audience at  the Civic Center Auditorium. Ms Fleming appeared in both halves of the concert. The program is below. Fleming who has obviously done this kind of show before had the crowd with her from the moment she first appeared. At this point…


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Renée Fleming to Open Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 Season

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra opens it 2014-15 season on September 9th with Renée Fleming as guest artist. Music Director David Cho conducts.


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Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Video

The video below give a good picture of how good Lubbock’s premiere arts organization is. The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra would be outstanding in a city 10 times our population. Here it verges on the miraculous.


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Conrad Tao and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

I usually don’t write about the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s concerts because I am too close to the performers and managers to be either objective or frank. But last night’s performance by Conrad Tao with the LSO was so out of the ordinary that I have to mention it. Tao is an 18 year old wunderkind . Born in Urbana…


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