East Texas Symphony’s “Celebración” season-opening concert to spotlight classical guitar

Posted on: September 9, 2019

“As conductor of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Richard Lee has learned audiences in Tyler enjoy programs that feature classical guitar music,” writes Danny Mogle in Thursday’s (9/5) Tyler Paper (Tyler, TX). “East Texas Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2019-20 season Sept. 14 with Celebración … presented in partnership with Hispanic Professionals Association of Tyler in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.… Guitar virtuoso Isaac Bustos will one of the guest performers. Bustos is the head of guitar studies at Texas A&M University and artistic director of the university’s International Guitar Symposium and Competition…. Also taking the stage will be the Tyler Junior College Guitar Ensemble and soprano Sooah Park, an assistant professor of music at UT Tyler. Lee credits the TJC Guitar Ensemble under direction of Frank Kimlicko with helping to foster an appreciation of the classical guitar.… All of the guest artists at the Sept. 14 concert are based in Texas [and] Texas musicians will be featured throughout the season…. ‘Having lived in Texas for three years now, it became clear that Texans are so proud of this great state and we know that there are a lot of great musicians here,’ ” says Lee.

Posted September 9, 2019