Symphony ‘goes green’ Feb. 5-6


The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents its annual Youth Education Concerts on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each day, at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More than 3,500 local students are expected to attend the free concerts and gain exposure to a live performance of a symphony orchestra.

“We are completing our three year arc of ‘Going Green’ themed education concerts,” said SOST Music Director Chelsea Tipton. “It has been a fun exploration for the students and the orchestra. This year’s concerts center around music and nature.”

“Going Green 3: Music and Nature” will feature the storm movement from Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6,” which is a musical representation of a storm.

“We want to get the kids in the audience involved in examining the elements of a storm,” said Tipton.

The concert will also look at story telling with the “Tale of Peter Rabbit” and explore how and where weather is found in music. Throughout the program, Maestro Tipton will educate the students on the pieces chosen and the orchestra overall.

“We are truly excited about sharing this program with the community and introducing students to their orchestra,” Tipton added.

The Youth Education Concerts are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Jan Allred & Family, In loving memory of Carol Tyrrell Kyle by Dr. & Mrs. Brandon Chenault, Foundation of Southeast Texas, INVISTA, Wilton & Effie Mae Hebert Foundation, Katheryn Mapes Fund, McDonald's – Brian & Cathie Ellis, Reaud Charitable Foundation, Southeast Texas Arts Council and Symphony League of Beaumont.