Fort Bend Symphony’s season closer set for May 18
Popular music by American composers George Gershwin and Aaron Copland awaits concertgoers as the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra presents American Showcase II on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford.
FBSO’s season closer features Gershwin’s beloved An American in Paris, which captures the sounds and atmosphere experienced by an American visitor strolling the streets of Paris. Concertgoers will also enjoy Copland’s famous Fanfare for the Common Man, a short, moving piece designed to stir the patriotic spirit of Americans during World War II. In addition, Houston pianist Rodolfo Morales will perform Robert Nelson’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, only the second time this work has been performed in the United States.
“The wonderful thing about American music is that it is unmistakably diverse,” said FBSO Music Director Dr. Héctor Agüero. “It reflects elements of the different people that make up our great nation. I hope everyone will come out to experience this melting pot of cultures.”
Tickets for American Showcase II are available at fbso.org or by calling 281.276.9642. Reserved seats for adults are $12 to $30 with discounts for adults 55 and over, students, military and groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult, but need a reserved ticket.
Prior to the concert and during intermission, concertgoers will have the opportunity to support the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra through a silent auction featuring a wonderful assortment of gift items.
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