In Texas, the Georgetown Symphony Society, Inc. and the Round Rock Symphony will formally merge to become the Central Texas Philharmonic on July 1, 2019. Stefan Sanders, music director of Round Rock Symphony since 2013, will be music director of the new Central Texas Philharmonic. A press release states that over the past six seasons the Round Rock Symphony has cultivated strong partnerships with the Georgetown Symphony Society, Inc. and the Georgetown, Texas community, resulting in the merger. The Central Texas Philharmonic will serve as orchestra in residence of the Butler Opera International Festival at the University of Texas, the Texas State International Piano Festival, and the Georgetown Festival of the Arts. The Central Texas Philharmonic will perform its first concert with piano soloist Anton Nel on September 8 at Klett Performing Art Center, Georgetown, Texas; the program will include music by Glinka, Saint-Säens, Offenbach, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Beethoven.
Posted May 21, 2019