2019-20 season at Texas’ Victoria Symphony: Strauss, plus soloists on crossover violin, accordion, saxophone

Posted on: September 13, 2019

“ ‘Virtuosos,’ the first of five concerts of the 46th season of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, will feature classical crossover violinist Caroline Campbell performing a hybrid arrangement of themes from Hans Zimmer’s score for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and French composer Camille Saint-Saens’ ‘Danse Macabre,’ ” writes Elena Anita Watts in Wednesday’s (9/11) Victoria Advocate (Victoria, TX). “Campbell has ‘classical chops’ but has performed with famous mainstream musicians including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand and Sting, said Darryl One, the music director for the Victoria Symphony Orchestra … One has wanted to perform the last concert of the season, [Richard Strauss’s’] An Alpine Symphony,’ since he became a conductor…. The October concert, ‘An Appalachian Symphonic Escapade,’ features Amy Dickson on saxophone, and the February concert, ‘Tangos and Serenades,’ features Hanzhi Wang on accordion…. ‘I’ve been wanting to do some unusual instruments for a long time,’ says One.… Teri Murray, president of the Victoria Symphony Society, said the symphony orchestra has turned its focus to broadening audience reach. ‘Darryl has worked hard to keep that in mind as … we think about new ways to introduce ourselves to people in the community who are not familiar with us yet,’ Murray said.”

Posted September 13, 2019