Past Seasons – List of Works
March 17 – Guest Artist Performance

This weekend, visiting baritone soloist Daniel Lickteig joins SSO and Austin College musicians in a recital at Wynne Chapel. Free and open to the public, this concert features the music of O’Connor, Copland, Mercadante, McGinn, Massenet, and Brahms.

Daniel Lickteig previously performed with the SSO in April, 2023, serving as the toreador in Carmen. We are happy he will be performing in Sherman once again!

Sunday, March 17
Wynne Chapel, Austin College

2023 Children’s Educational Concerts

2,300 people were in attendance at our 22nd annual Children’s Educational Concerts on Thursday, November 2nd. Fifth-graders from more than 25 area schools filled the hall and listened to music ranging from familiar film scores to classical standards. The concert included an opportunity for a few students to try their hand at conducting, and all students participated in a fun sing-along. To learn more and to find out how to participate, please contact us.

This program was made possible with support from Texoma Physicians Group. 


Photography courtesy of Sherman Independent School District

2022-2023 Season
October 22, 2022

Brahms, Symphony No. 1
Márquez, Danzón No. 2
Danzón No. 8

November 4, 2022

2022 Annual Children’s Concerts

December 3 and 4, 2022

Christmas Pops: At the Movies
Bill Conti, Theme from Rocky
Alan Menken and Michael Kosarin, Medley from Beauty and the Beast
Alan Silvestri, Theme from The Avengers
John Williams, Themes from E.T.
George Bruns, Main Theme from Jungle Book
Lalo Schifrin, Theme from Mission Impossible
Elmer Bernstein, Theme from Magnificent Seven
Albert Hague, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
Chris Michaelsen, bass
John Williams, Themes from Jurassic Park
Ruth and Claude Thornhill, Snowfall
arr. Gene Puerling
Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Dan Goeller, Christmas Carol Sing-Along

March 4, 2023

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wedding March

April 29, 2023

Bizet, Carmen
  Molly Filmore, Carmen
  Wayne Crannell, Don Jose
  Patricia Vigil, Micaëla
  Daniel Licktieg, the Toreador and Morales
  Lilly Boessen, Fresquita
  Diana Racila, Mercédès
  Luke Wild, Dancarïo
            Austin College Choirs
                    Wayne Crannell, director
            Sherman High School Choirs
                    Heidi Scheibmeir, director
            Children’s Chorus of Great North Texas
                    Heidi Scheibmeir, director

April 27 — Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2


Concert Sponsored by:

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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).

Also on this concert: Gershwin‘s great An American in Paris!  Complete with sounds of the city (in 1928 that means honking taxi horns!), this jazz-age tone poem by one of the greatest American composers will just make you feel good.  You will probably remember the first time you heard this music but even if not, you’ll never forget it.  And while we’re in Paris, let’s enjoy a beautiful piece by the French composer Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps.  It is a perfect picture of a spring morning with the freshness of the day and a lightness of early spring green leaves and flowers.  If that description doesn’t quite make sense, come hear for yourself what we’re writing about!

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.

Ticket information is below.


Reception Sponsored by:

Urban Sherman

Celebration Sponsored by:

Atmos Energy

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!

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.

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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.

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!

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 interpretive depth and has gained an acclaimed reputation for his commitment to in-depth exploration of a wide variety of composers.

A native of San Diego with heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mr. Romero discovered his love and gift for the piano at the age of five and gave his first public performances at the age of 10, when he also won his first piano competition. At 13, he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Rudolf Serkin recognized his exceptional talent, and at the age of 14 he attended the Juilliard School.

Mr. Romero has won many prizes including first prize in the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, The Avery Fisher Career Grant and The Musical America Young Artist Award.

He has performed with the world’s leading orchestras including: The New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Honolulu Symphony, New World Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Radio France Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, New Japan Philharmonic, Shanghai Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Liège Philharmonic, a concert internationally televised from the United Nations.

For the past 24 years, Mr. Romero has performed a summer series of concerts in La Jolla, California, sponsored by the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library featuring music of one composer each year. He has presented the works of Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Händel, Liszt, Debussy, Gershwin, Ravel and Rachmaninoff, the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart, the complete four-hand and two-piano works of Mozart and Clementi and piano concerti of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn conducting from the keyboard.

In the 2022/23 season, Mr.Romero celebrated the 225th anniversary of the birth of Schubert presenting the completed piano sonatas as well as celebrating the 150 anniversary of the birth of Rachmaninoff with all Rachmaninoff programs.

In the 2020/21 season, Mr. Romero focused on presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth from 2020 with recital tours in South Africa and the USA.

In the 2017/18 season Mr. Romero focused on the piano works of Enrique Granados, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth. Concert tours in 2017/18 included  Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Africa and the United States.

Past seasons have taken him to France, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, the Czech Republic, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Mexico and all across the United States. Mr. Romero has performed in some of the leading concert halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Centre, The Barbican in London, The Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, The Great Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Salle Gaveau in Paris.

NPR, BBC Radio and Radio France have featured him. The Snapshots Music and Art Foundation produced a feature film about his life and artistry in 2012: Portrait in Piano.

His recordings include works by Chopin, Mompou, Debussy, Albeniz, Scarlatti and the five Beethoven concerti with the English Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Romero is a Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas.

Summer Music Camp 2023 Recap

Austin College Summer Music Camp 2023 was a huge success! What began in 2022 as a small program has grown tremendously, and we look forward to the future of this program.

Here’s a brief overview of ACSMC 2023:

  • 92 students joined us from the following cities: Sherman, Denison, McKinney, Pottsboro, Howe, Van Alstyne, Trenton, Colbert, Anna, Bonham, Savoy, Bells, Gordonville, Melissa, Whitesboro, Leonard, Pilot Point
  • ACSMC 2023 was open to middle and high school strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and voice (2022: strings, brass, woodwinds only)
  • For comparison, 40 students attended in our first year, 2022. 18 of those students returned as campers in 2023, and two former campers returned as members of the staff.
  • 14 faculty joined us from Austin College, Sherman Symphony Orchestra, and the following school districts: Sherman, Denison, Denton, McKinney, Plano, Prosper
  • All 2022 faculty returned in 2023, and we added faculty from McKinney, Sherman, and Austin College to create opportunities for percussion and voice students.
  • Our staff of 8 people consisted of current AC students and former ACSMC campers
  • Each student participated in a chamber group (~4-6 musicians) as well as a larger ensemble.
  • All students took two electives each day, choosing from the following: Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, Jazz Improvisation
  • Camp faculty and guest artists provided daily performances and topical presentations for the students
  • The camp recital on June 16 filled Wynne Chapel - standing room only! 20 student chamber groups and 7 large ensembles shared their work. All students demonstrated their ability to learn and perform brand-new music in five days.

KXII news piece, June 12, 2023

Stay tuned for information about ACSMC 2024!


SSOA hires first ever full-time Executive Director!

The SSOA announces new full-time Executive Director, Aaron Bucy

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra Association (SSOA) has hired its first-ever full-time Executive Director!  "This is a big step in the natural evolution of our organization," says Music Director Daniel Dominick.  "Having an Executive Director positions us to lead in a time for historic growth in Sherman and north Texas.  We are excited to welcome Aaron Bucy to the SSOA and look for great things to come with his leadership and experience."

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra Association (SSOA) is a local non-profit Board of Directors that oversees the operations of the 58-year-old Sherman Symphony Orchestra (SSO), including educational programs and artistic programs. The organization oversees production of 7 – 9 symphony concerts each season and educational programs that serve more than 3000 area students. Sherman and all of North Texas are growing at a fantastic rate and the SSOA is matching that growth.

Mr. Bucy arrives just in time to begin running the 2023 - 2024 concert season ticket sales, season brochure mailing, and many other details that the start of the season entails.  "It's a busy time, but we are excited to have new leadership and new ideas," says Music Director Dominick.

Spring Concert Spotlight: Youth Choirs Join SSO for ‘Carmen’

Education is the foundation of our mission, and we are happy to include area youth choirs in our spring concert! Three student ensembles will participate in the April 29th performance.

Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas

Led by Heidi Scheibmeir, the Children’s Chorus and Grads’ Chorus provide choral performance opportunities for vocalists from third grade through college.

Sherman High School Varsity Mixed Choir

The Sherman High School Varsity Mixed Choir is the most advanced vocal ensemble at SHS. A former Bearcat herself, Heidi Scheibmeir began leading the SHS choirs in 2022.

Austin College A Cappella Choir

The Austin College A Cappella Choir was founded in 1946, fifty years after the first vocal ensembles at Austin College. It was modeled after the collegiate glee clubs made popular in the U.S. in the 20’s and 30‘s and still draws its inspiration from choirs like those at St. Olaf and Westminster Choir College. The A Cappella Choir is also the primary touring ensemble of Austin College, having appeared throughout the U.S. and in most of the countries of Europe. The Choir is an auditioned ensemble made up of students studying in all fields, with the majority planning careers in medicine, law, education, and business. Former Choir members are also professional performers, conductors, and music educators. Dr. Wayne Crannell has led the ensemble for the past 28 years. 

21st Annual Children’s Educational Concerts

On November 3, nearly 2400 5th graders from across the region attended the 21st annual Children’s Educational Concerts at Kidd-Key Auditorium. With students from 29 different schools, the audiences for these concerts were the largest the SSO has ever seen. This year’s program included a new element – a sing-along – that required students and teachers to learn a chorus part in advance. These interactive and informative concerts are offered free of charge each year so that students can learn more about the orchestra, and see and hear instruments that they will soon have an opportunity to learn to play themselves. This year’s concerts were sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and First United Bank.

To see more about this year’s program, check out KXII and the Herald Democrat’s excellent coverage of these concerts:

Sherman fifth graders attend educational concerts

Photography: Todd Kleiboer, Sherman ISD

For more information about the Children’s Educational Concerts, click here:

Children’s Educational Concert

2021-2022 Season
October 23, 2021

J.S. Bach, Piano Concerto No. 4 in A Major
          Scott Watkins, piano
William Grant Still, “Out of the Silence” (from Seven Traceries)
Frederick Delius
          Two Aquarelles
          Air and Dance
Mozart, Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201

December 4 & 5, 2021

Do You Hear What I Hear, Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne arr. by Robert Lowden
Bizet, L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 1
          1. Ouverture
          2. Minuette
          3. Carillon
Tchaikovsky, Danse de la Fee-Dragée from The Nutcracker
Bizet, L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
          1. Farandole
Special Reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
          Laura Dominick, narrator
The Christmas Song, Mel Torme and Robert Wells arr. by Lowden
Pat-A-Pan, Hershey Kay
Emperor Waltz, op. 437, Johann Strauss, Jr.
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
Sing-Along, arr. by Dan Goeller

February 26, 2022

William Grant Still, Symphony No. 2 in G Minor (“Song of a New Race”)
Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 (“Romantic”)

April 30, 2022

Chadwick, Melpomene
A Remembrance of Maestro Cecil Isaac, founding conductor of the SSO
Elgar, “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)

2019-2020 Season
October 19, 2019

Warren, Intermezzo from The Legend of King Arthur
Dvorák, Scherzo Capriccioso, op. 66
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances

December 7 & 8 2019

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, Suite from the Ballet, op.20a
          No. 1 Scene
          No. 2 Waltz
          No. 3 Dance of the Swans
          No. 4 Scene
          No. 5 Hungarian Dance (Csardas)
          No. 6 Finale from Act IV
One Week, a film by Buster Keaton (1920)
The Wexford Carol arr. Dan Goeller
Im Krapfenwaldl, op.366 — Johann Strauss
          Travis Lyons, soloist
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Leon Jessel, arr. Morton Gould
Coventry Carol arr. Goeller
Sandpaper Ballet, Leroy Anderson
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sleigh Ride, Anderson
Christmas Sing-Along arr. Goeller

February 29, 2020

C.M. von Weber, Overture from Der Freischütz
Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
          Molly Fillmore, soprano
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
                    Ms. Fillmore
Copland, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
          Buckaroo Holiday
          Corral Nocturne
          Saturday Night Waltz


2018-2019 Season
October 13, 2018

Dvorak, Symphony No. 8
Rimsky-Korakov, Capriccio espagnol
Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden

December 1 and 2, 2018 (Sherman) | December 6, 2018 (Greenville) | December 7, 2018 (Ardmore)

Movie and TV Themes
          Star Trek
          Star Wars
          Gone With the Wind
          James Bond
          Pink Panther
          How to Train Your Dragon

March 2, 2019

Beethoven, Symphony No. 8
Brahms, Tragic Overture
Mussorgsky/R-Korsakov, Night on Bald Mountain
Sibelius, Finlandia

April 27, 2019

Don Giovanni
          “Il mio tesoro intanto”
          Finale, Act II
Marriage of Figaro
          “Gioani liete”
          “Hai gia vinta causa”
          “Che soave zeffiretto”
          “Ricevete, o padroncina”
          Finale, Act IV
Magic Flute
          “O Isis und Osiris, schenket der Weisheit Geist”
          “Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen”
          “O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne!”
          Finale, Act II
Ave verum corpus
          Sylvia Rivers, soprano
          Robin Tercero Montgomery, soprano
          Julie Crannell, soprano
          Hannah Barry, mezzo
          Emily Campbell, mezzo
          Toni Richardson, soprano
          Wayne Crannell, tenor
          Robert Cardwell, bass
          Roberto Mancusi, bass
          Jeremy Blackwood, baritone
          Zachary Magers, baritone
          Austin College Choirs
                    Wayne Crannell, director


2017-2018 Season
October 7, 2017

Brahms, Symphony No. 2 D Major
Ravel, Bolero
Saint-Saens, Danse macabre
          Elisabeth Atkins, violin

November 2, 2017

2017 Annual Children’s Concert

December 2 and 3, 2017

Christmas Pops
Grieg, Symphonic Dances
Dum spiro, film and film score accompaniment

March 3, 2018

Stravinsky, Firebird (1919)
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
          Wayne, Crannell, tenor
          William Scharnberg, horn
Mozart, Overture from Magic Flute
Mozart, March of the Priests from Magic Flute
Sousa, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

April 28, 2018

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Tower, Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Vaughan-Williams, Prelude to the movie 49th Parallel

2016-2017 Season
October 22, 2016

Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2
          Evan Mitchell, piano

November 3, 2016

Annual Children’s Concert

December 3 and 4, 2016

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

February 25, 2017

Wagner, Seigfried’s Rhine Journey
Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead

April 28, 2017

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
          Nereida Garcia, soprano
          Molly Fillmore, mezzo-soprano
          Wayne Crannell, tenor
          Roberto Mancusi, bass
          Austin College Choirs
          Austin College Alumni Choir
                    Wayne Crannell, director
          The Symphonic Chorus of SOSU
                    Joshua Nannestad, director
          The North Texas Concert Chorale
                   Sam Patty, director

2015-2016 Season
October 17, 2015

Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1
          Elisabeth Adkins, violin
Elgar, Enigma Variations

November 5, 2015

2015 Annual Children’s Concert

December 5 and 6, 2015

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops

February 27, 2016

Wm Grant Still, Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”
Rimsky-Korsakov, Coq d’or Suite
Rachmaninov, Vocalise

April 30, 2016

Holst, The Planets
Beethoven, Overture to Fidelio

2014-2015 Season
October 18, 2014

Brahms, Symphony No.3 in F Major
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bellini, Overture to Norma
Schmitt, Chant élégiaque

November 6, 2014

2014 Annual Children’s Concert

December 6 and 7, 2014

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
TV and Movie theme fun!

March 20, 2015

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major
Ginastera, Estancia Suite

May 2, 2015

Gounod, Finale to Act I, Faust
Gounod, “Salut! demeure chaste,” Faust
Delibes, “Sous le dôme épais,” Lakme
Verdi, “Va pensiero,” Nabucco
Puccini, Finale to Act I, Tosca
Puccini, Musetta’s Waltz, La boheme
Handel, “Lascia ch’io pianga,” Rinaldo
Massenet, “Va! Laisse couler,” Werther
Bizet, “Au fond du temple,” The Pearl Fishers
Mozart, “Porgi, amor,” The Marriage of Figaro
Puccini, “O mio babbino caro,” Gianni Schicchi
Wagner, “Freudig begrüssen,” Tannhäuser
         Sylvia Rivers, soprano
         Candace Taylor, soprano
         Wayne Crannell, tenor
         Roberto Mancusi, baritone
         Austin College Choirs
                    Wayne Crannell, director
         Southeastern Oklahoma State University Choirs
Joshua Nannestad, director

2013-2014 Season
October 5, 2013

Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
          Petar Jankovic, guitar
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
          Clare Cason, violin

November 7, 2013

2013 Annual Children’s Concert

January 5, 2014

Rescheduled Christmas Pops
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf
          Betty Harper, narrator

March 1, 2014

Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Griffes, Roman Sketches
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture

April 26, 2014

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4

2012-2013 Season
October 20, 2012

Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1
           Scott Watkins, piano
Debussy, Nocturnes
Women of Austin College Choirs

          Wayne Crannell, director

November 8, 2012

2012 Annual Children’s Concert

December 1 and 2, 2012

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Silent Film/Orchestral accompaniment
The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin

March 2, 2013

Schumann, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Rhenisch”
Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, “Unfinished”

April 27, 2013

Bizet, Carmen in a concert presentation
          Marisan Corzino, Carmen
          Wayne Crannell, Don Jose
          Sylvia Rivers, Micaela
          Justin Duncan, the Toreador
          Jeremy Blackwood, Morales
          Southeastern OK State University Choirs
                    Stacy Weger, director
          Austin College Choirs
                    Wayne Crannell, director
          SSO Children’s Chorus
                    Sylvia Rivers, director
          SHARE Children’s Chorus
                    Jeri Walker, director

2011-2012 Season
October 22, 2011

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F Major,
Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Liadov, Baba-Yaga
Grofe, Trick or Treat, Halloween Fantasy for Strings

December 3 and 4, 2011

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops!
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Suite
Tribute to Leroy Anderson

March 3, 2012

Borodin, Symphony No. 2 in B Minor
Copland, Suite from The Tender Land
Liadov, The Enchanted Lake

April 28, 2012

Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Khachaturian, Suite from Masquerade

2010-2011 Season
October 16, 2010

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, “Scottish”
Beethoven, Leonore No. 1
Rossini, Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
Delius/Fenby, Two Aquarelles

December 4 and 5, 2010

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Ravel, Mother Goose
          Dick Malnory, narrator

March 5, 2011

Mozart, Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major
Glinka, A Life for the Tsar Overture
Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia
Warren, Intermezzo from The Legend of King Arthur
Sibelius, Finlandia

April 30, 2011

Gershwin, An American in Paris
Ravel, Rhapsodie espagnol
Delius, Florida Suite

2009-2010 Season
October 17, 2009

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, From the New World
Smetana, The Moldau
Yardumian, Chorale-Prelude

December 5 and 6, 2009

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
          Special guests, Wayne Crannell and the Austin College Choirs

March 6, 2010

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, “Reformation”
Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentale
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio espagnol

May 1, 2010

Puccini, La boheme
          Emily Newton, soprano
          Ashlyn Rust, soprano
          Wayne Crannell, tenor
          Roberto Mancusi, baritone
          Jeremy Blackwood, baritone
          Southeastern OK State University Choirs
                    Stacy Weger, director
          Austin College Choirs
                    Wayne Crannell, director

2008-2009 Season
October 25, 2008

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B Minor “Pathetique”
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn

November 13, 2008

2008 Annual Children’s Concert

December 6 and 7, 2008

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
plus Seasonal Favorites

March 7, 2009

Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture
Faure, Pavane

May 2, 2009

Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
          Daniel Dominick, piano
Ginastera, Variaciones concertantes
Griffes, The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan
Grant-Still, In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy, 1943

2007-2008 Season
October 20, 2007

Mussorgsky (Ravel), Pictures at an Exhibition
Delius, “A Song of Summer”
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
(New setting for string orchestra)
          Jeannie Clark Fisher, soprano

November 8, 2007

2007 Annual Children’s Concert

December 1 and 2, 2007

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops

March 1, 2008

Rodrigo, Fantasia para un gentilhombre
          Petar Jankovic, guitar
Barber, First Essay for Orchestra
Barber, Second Essay for Orchestra
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Handel, Overture to Agrippina

May 3, 2008

Verdi, Rigoletto
          Emily Newton, soprano
          Wayne Crannell, tenor
          Lawrence Harris, baritone
          Austin College Choirs

2006-2007 Season
October 28, 2006

Mozart, Violin Concert No. 5
          Clare Cason, violin
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2

November 9, 2006

2006 Annual Children’s Concert

December 2 and 3, 2006

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Silent Film Festival
Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin
plus Seasonal Favorites

February 24, 2007

Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland, Suite from Rodeo
Grofe, Grand Canyon Suite

April 28, 2007

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
          Emily Newton, soprano
          Kathryn Proctor Duax, mezzo-sporano
          Wayne Crannell, tenor
          John Seesholtz, bass-baritone
          Combined Austin College Choirs, Alumni, and Faculty

2005-2006 Season
October 29, 2005

Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead
Ravel, Bolero
Desenclos, Incantation, Threne, and Danse for Trumpet and Orchestra
          John Holt, trumpet

November 10, 2005

2005 Annual Children’s Concert

December 3 and 4, 2005

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Tchaikovsky, Nutcraker Suite
plus Seasonal Favorites

March 4, 2006

Brahms, Tragic Overture
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Suite and Act IV finale
Chabrier, Espana
Ponchielli, Dance of the Hours

April 29, 2006

Beethoven, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
          Soovin Kim, violin
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919)

2004-2005 Season
November 6, 2004

Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F Major
Debussy, Prelude a l’apres midi d’un faun
Wagner, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

November 11, 2004

2004 Annual Children’s Concert

December 4 and 5, 2004

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Vivaldi, Gloria
plus Seasonal Favorites

March 5, 2005

Verdi, La Traviata (Prelude and Act I)
Puccini, La boheme (Act I finale)
Puccini, Turandot (“Nessun dorma”)
Bizet, Pearl Fishers (duet and l’orage)
Strauss, Fledermaus (Csardas)
Humperdinck, Hansel und Gretel (Children’s Chorus)

April 30, 2005

Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C Major
Elgar, Serenade for Strings in E Minor
Delius, Two Pieces for Orchestra
“Summer Night on the River”
“On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring”

2003-2004 Season
October 25, 2003

Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Tomasi, Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
          John Holt, trumpet

November 13, 2003

2003 Annual Children’s Concert

December 6 and 7, 2003

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2
with Dick Malnory, “The Voice of the SSO”
plus Seasonal Favorites

February 28, 2004

Ravel, Ma mere l’oye
Borodin, Polevetsian Dances
Schubert, Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”)

May 1, 2004

Holst, The Planets

2002-2003 Season
October 26, 2002

Brahms, Symphony No.1 in C Minor
Griffes, Poem for Flute and Orchestra
          Priscilla Ochran-Holt, flute
Glazunov, “Autumn” from The Seasons

November 14, 2002

2002 Annual Children’s Concert

December 6 and 7, 2002

The Sherman Symphony’s Christmas Pops
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf
plus Seasonal Favorites

March 1, 2003

Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K 425 (“Linz”)
Beethoven, Egmont Overture, op. 84
C.M.v.Weber, Euryanthe Overture

May 1, 2003

Dvorak, Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, op. 104
          Julie Albers, cello
Gershwin/Bennett, A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra from Porgy and Bess