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Symphony gearing up for another season

July 25, 2013

Big Spring Symphony has been making beautiful music for more than three decades and the tradition continues with a new season starting in September.

“We Like the Big Symphony” is the theme for the series, which opens Sept. 21.

The symphony, which varies between 50 and 60 players and includes a chorus depending on the program, offers four subscription concerts each year, as well as performing during the Pops in the Park patriotic music and fireworks extravaganza on July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

Dr. Keith Graumann is artistic director and conductor for the symphony.

Often, the concerts feature top talent from around the nation. This year is no exception. On opening night, Sept. 21, of the most popular metropolitan opera stars, Susan Graham, will be previewing her performance with the Houston Grand Opera.

Dec. 14, the symphony will perform “The Nutcracker Ballet,” featuring the Midland Festival Ballet and dance principals from major U.S. ballet companies.

On Feb. 14, famed conductor John Giordano will lead the orchestra as it performs with Beatrice Rana, silver medalist in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition.

And, March 29, The Big Spring Symphony Chorus will join the Big Spring High School Meistersingers and Jeans n' Classics to perform music of the rock band Queen.

Concert tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. Season tickets are also available. For tickets are other information, call 432-264-7223.

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