Concerts

Upcoming 2022-2023 Season Concerts

October 1 -- Free BONUS!  Gustavo Romero Piano Recital

October 1 — Free BONUS! Gustavo Romero Piano Recital

Special BONUS concert offered to all! 3:00 pm — Austin College Campus, Wynne Chapel In partnership with Austin College and the AC Music Department, superb pianist Gustavo Romero will be coming to play a recital of all Rachmaninov piano music.  Performing in the beautiful Wynne Chapel, Grum sanctuary, Romero will delight and inspire with this exciting repertoire.  What are others saying about him? “A pianist of genius” – The Washington Post “Mr. Romero has great agility, adequate power and an unusually large repertory of colors and dynamic levels. More important, these virtues evoked a sense of the music at hand rather than mere piano techniques” – The New York Times “The playing is authoritative incontrovertibly Beethovenian in re-creating the composer’s style, technically immaculate and compelling in the extreme” – The Los Angeles Times More about Mr. Romero: Concert pianist Gustavo Romero is internationally renowned for his exceptional technical brilliance and more...
October 28 -- Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique")

October 28 — Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”)

A favorite composer, a notorious piece, a huge orchestra, and a possible mystery very close to Halloween–what could make for a more enjoyable evening?  Join the SSO for the 2023 – 2024 season opening concert as the orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s great Symphony No. 6.  The title is normally given in the French as Pathetique, but a better translation of the Russian might be Passionate.  All sorts of stories have grown up in the wake of this symphony’s premiere, since the composer died just over a week later.  Did we mention that the premiere was also October 28, exactly 130 years ago?  There might be more spooky coincidences at this concert but you’ll have to come to find out.  We’re dying to see you! more...
November 2 -- Children's Educational Concerts

November 2 — Children’s Educational Concerts

After twenty-one years of SSO Children’s Educational Concerts, it’s easy to see that no one is doing more to educate our children about the advantages of learning an orchestral instrument and fostering a love for great music (and providing it for free!).  Two concerts, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, are provided with space for 2400 students.  Last year we had two full houses, so please reserve your school’s seats early. Fifth-graders in all Texoma school districts are invited to attend our free annual Children’s Educational Concert. Read more about this program. more...
December 2 & 3 & 5 --  Christmas Pops!

December 2 & 3 & 5 — Christmas Pops!

Enjoy table seating at Sherman Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Pops concerts held at Austin College December 2, at 7:30, and December 3, at 3:00 (or join us in Ardmore, OK December 5 at Ardmore High School’s Westheimer Performing Arts Center).  Pops is all about family and friends, so bring snacks to share with your party and listen to delightful seasonal music, enjoy the coloring contest, and plan to take pictures with Santa.  Special guests and special musical surprises appear every year: this year we have a truly special treat as the SSO presents a silent film with live orchestral accompaniment! There are reserved tables for 8 at the front of the auditorium available for an additional cost. Buy Tickets for Saturday’s Concert Buy Tickets for Sunday’s Concert more...
March 2 -- Schumann, Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"

March 2 — Schumann, Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Tickets are available now for the late winter concert featuring the Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major.  This stirring symphony will surely warm your heart on a cold winter evening–join us to experience this great work of romantic music.  Called the “Rhenish,” the symphony was composed after a peaceful and happy vacation trip for Clara and Robert Schumann in 1850.  It has an amazingly cinematic first movement and includes a movement that Schumann wanted to be played as a sacred rite with a brass choir quite unlike any other Romantic work.  You will love this wonderful symphony.  Don’t forget to invite your friends and share the music! more...
April 27 -- Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2

April 27 — Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2

We’ve been trying to schedule this great piano concerto, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, and this pianist, Evan Mitchell, for several years.  It’s all finally worked out!  This concerto is one of the most tuneful and beautiful in existence; this pianist is a strong and fiery performer who was brilliant in his last concert with the SSO (2016, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2).  Be sure to get your tickets early and don’t be late to the concert–the hall fills quickly! Join us for a reception following the concert, included in the price of the ticket!  SSO concerts are the best deal in town. more...

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