Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville Symphony Orchestra Announces Fourth Season

KINGSVILLE - July 28, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

By Wayne Gunn, KSO Board Member and Texas A&M-Kingsville Professor Emeritus

For its fourth season the Kingsville Symphony   Orchestra (KSO) plans five concerts open to the general public, as well as a children’s concert for area grammar school children in the fall. Season tickets are now available at the Kingsville Visitors Center, NAS Kingsville and the music department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Season tickets are $120, $80, $40 and $20 for the five concerts. Individual concert tickets are also available, and children under 13 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

The theme for the fourth season is "Bach to the Future." Concert dates are Sunday, Oct. 4, for the Fall Concert; Saturday, Nov. 21, for the King Ranch Holiday Spectacular; Sunday, Feb. 7, for the Winter Concert; Sunday, April 11, for the Spring Concert; and Sunday, July 4, for the popular Patriotic Concert.

All concerts are at 3 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, 855 N. Armstrong St., on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus.

The Fall Concert and the King Ranch Holiday Spectacular will be given as tributes to the memory of Anne Armstrong and of Mary Lewis Kleberg, respectively. Continuing its tradition of recognizing those who contribute to the community, KSO will dedicate the Winter Concert to community service clubs and the Spring Concert to area health professionals. The Patriotic Concert honors the military, present and veteran.

In the past, KSO has invited area school band members to individual concerts. Wanting to reach more area youths, the KSO Board of Directors has launched a program to provide free tickets to each concert to students under 13 when they are accompanied by an adult.

"The Kingsville and surrounding area youth benefit from having the opportunity to see and hear an orchestra, an experience that it is quite different from a band. The KSO concerts are both entertaining and educational,” said Carol Gerwick, board member.

“The orchestra gives talented community members, high school students and university music majors an unparalleled outlet to perform, while providing concert-goers programs that are rare to a community our size,” she said.
“Such a venture costs, however. The orchestra seeks support from patrons and area businesses to continue bringing a high quality of music to the Kingsville area," she said. “We ask individuals to support the orchestra by purchasing season tickets, businesses by buying ads in the concert programs or sponsoring an entire concert and everyone for donations to keep this wonderful and worthy project going."

For information about ways to support KSO through donations, advertisements, sponsorship of a concert and purchase of block tickets, contact Board Treasurer Bruce Schueneman at 361-593-4082. For additional information, visit the KSO website at www.kingsvillesymphony.org.

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