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2019 – 2020 Season Youth Concerto Competition

The Clear Lake Symphony will hold its Youth Concerto Competition on January 25, 2020 for young artists from Houston area high schools, junior highs, and elementary schools.  The winners will be provided with a scholarship and perform as a featured soloist with the Symphony at the March 20, 2020 concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay.  All Applications must be submitted on-line by November 25, 2019.  See bottom of the this page for more information.

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2019 – 2020 Season Schedule

Join the Symphony as it celebrates its 44th Anniversary with a “Season of Music” on September 20, 2019 as the season opens with its popular Fall “Pops” concert.   All concerts will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay across from NASA Johnson Space Center at 7:30 PMClick here for the 2019 – 2020 Season Concerts Brochure.

2019 – 2020 Season Concerts

December 6 and December 7, 2019

Christmas “Pops” Concert

Robert Wall

Associate Conductor

Christmas Seasonal Favorites

Jingle Bells Forever – arr. by Smith

Festive Overture for Christmas arr. by Cranfill

Sugar Plum Boogie arr. by Johnson

Once in Royal David’s City – arr. by Goeller

Il Est Ne (He Is Born) – arr. by Andrews

Sleigh Ride – by Delius

Old Scottish Melody (Auld Lang Syne) – arr. by Wiley

Jingle Bells – arr. by Johnson

He Is Born with Away In A Manger arr. by Goeller

Minor Alterations – arr. by Lovrien

Sleigh Ride – by Anderson

The guest artists will be the Gloria Dei Chorale, with guest conductor Derrick Bready, who will join the Orchestra in performing:

Christmas Suite – arr. by Keveren

And the Glory of the Lord, For Unto Us a Child is Born

Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” –  by Handel

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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February 7, 2020

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Teen-Age Composers

Mozart – Symphony No. 6 (age 11)

Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin & Piano (age 14)

Cheng-Wei Hsieh, violin (guest artist)

Xuefel Liu, piano (guest artist)

Korngold – Sinfonietta (age 15)

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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March 20, 2020

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Winners – Youth Concerto Competition

Beethoven – Overture in C, Opus 115

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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April 24, 2020

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Old Wine in New Bottles

Bach-Respighi – Passacaglia in C minor

Tchalkovosky – Suite No. 4 (Mozartiana)

Scott-Johnson – Impressions from the Jungle Book

Hindemith – Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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Volume 11 Issue 2 – October 19, 2019 – “October 25, 2019 Royal Hungarian Academy of Music Composers Concert”

2019 – 2020 Season Youth Concerto Competition

The Clear Lake Symphony will hold its Youth Concerto Competition on January 25, 2020 for young artists from Houston area high schools, junior highs, and elementary schools.  The winners will be provided with a scholarship and perform as a featured soloist with the Symphony at the March 20, 2020 concert at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay.  All Applications must be submitted on-line by November 25, 2019.

Winners can be viewed on this website by clicking on the below link.

Click here for the winners of the 2019 Youth Concerto Competition
  
The Winners of the 2019 Youth Concerto Competition can also be found on the “Clear Lake Symphony” Facebook page.

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