Symphony of Southeast Texas

Symphony of Southeast Texas

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) continues its Classics Series at the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 19, with “Triumphant Tchaikovsky,” featuring wonderful triumphs from one of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Bizet’s Symphony in C and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto make for an international program of time-honored classics. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

SOST Concertmaster Matthew Detrick performs one of the greatest violin concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. It is considered one of the most technically difficult works for the violin. Detrick is no stranger to a challenge, having begun playing the violin at the age of 3 and turning it into an active performing and teaching career.

Detrick is co-founder and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Apollo Chamber Players, a chamber music organization that explores cultural and folkloric influences in classical music. He also performs frequently with Houston Grand Opera and Ballet orchestras, Mercury, and other Houston-based ensembles. He has appeared as soloist with the York Symphony Orchestra (PA) and SOST. Beyond Houston, Detrick has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and Sarasota Opera Orchestra. He has concertized around the world as member of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, and as artist with the Zephyr Ensemble during its tours of Japan and Panama.

The concert also includes Beethoven’s well-loved “Egmont Overture,” written for a play of the same name. The overture begins with a powerful, strikingly original theme that summarizes the course of the drama, from its ominous slow introduction to the manic transformation of tragedy into triumph in a brilliant coda, which he echoed at the end of the play as a Victory Symphony.

“Come experience the beautiful melodies, rich orchestration, and elegant charm of Georges Bizet,” said Maestro Chelsea Tipton II. “It will be an evening not to be missed.”

Tickets are $26-$46 and can be purchased online at or by calling (409) 892-2257.