SHERMAN, TEXAS - Performances by the Sherman Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be broadcast on KXII-TV Channel 12 on Saturday, December 22, at 11:30 a.m. The 60-minute broadcast will include Christmas Pops performances as well as select pieces from previous concerts.
Daniel Dominick, associate professor of music at Austin College, has served as conductor of the orchestra since 1992 and invites regular attenders of the symphony to view the broadcast to relive special moments and encourages new viewers and listeners to take this opportunity to introduce themselves to the symphony.
During Dominick’s leadership, he has added concerts to the season, including an educational program for fifth-grade children, and increased the size of the orchestra to more than 70 musicians. The repertoire of the orchestra has expanded to include the standard literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Sherman Symphony Orchestra is the only symphony orchestra between the Dallas-area and Tulsa. In May 2002, the SSO moved into its new home, the renovated Kidd-Key Auditorium, near downtown Sherman.
The SSO season continues March 2, 2013, with presentation of Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenisch,” and Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.” On April 27, the symphony will present Carmen in a concert version, with vocal performances by Wayne Crannell, tenor, and Sylvia Rivers, soprano.
For ticket information, call 903.813.2251. Performances will be a Kidd-Key Auditorium in Sherman.
The Sherman Symphony Orchestra is a joint project of Austin College and the local community.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.