Chelsea Tipton

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) announced in a June 21 press release that Chelsea Tipton, music director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST), has been appointed as its new Principal Pops Conductor.

Chelsea will lead the NHSO Pops for three years, beginning with his debut in October, the release states, but Tipton told The Examiner he would remain director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

Chelsea Tipton (photo by Clay Thorp)

The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) Music DirectorChelsea Tipton II has been named the first recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new Aspire Award in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to music education.

Roman Journeys

Pine trees are common in the Gulf Coast region and often go unnoticed by many Southeast Texans during their everyday scurry, but for early 20th century Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, the pines of the Villa Bor­ghese gardens in Rome were more than mere trees — they were part of a glorious setting that inspired a musical masterpiece.