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CHRISTMAS IS THE SEASON FOR GIVING
“Giving Tuesday”
November 29, 2022

The Clear Lake Symphony has joined “Giving Tuesday”, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. “Giving Tuesday” is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

All donations made on the Clear Lake Symphony’s Facebook page on November 29, 2022 for “Giving Tuesday” will be matched 100% by Facebook!  Click here to go th the Symphony’s Facebook page to double your donation.

 CHRISTMAS AND YEAR-END GIVING

There will be envelopes in the Christmas “Pops” Concerts program to make a Christmas donation to the Symphony. Bring your check or cash to make a donation to the Clear Lake Symphony. Credit cards will be accepted at the ticket sales table at the night of the Christmas Pops concert.  If you are unable to attend the concerts or would like to mail your donation, click on “Donation Form”, print and mail it with your donation to: Clear Lake Symphony, P.O. Box 890582, Houston, TX 77289-0582 or if you would like to make an end of year donation, click on this link to make your donation by credit card via PayPal by clicking here.

 Donors will be recognized on the Symphony’s “Hall of Honor” for donations of $100 or more on this web site and in the Symphony’s concert programs.

Your donation will allow the Clear Lake Symphony to continue to present exceptional classical music for the residents of the Bay Area, to provide opportunities for Bay Area musicians to create a variety of musical experiences for the enjoyment of the community, enhance the music education of the community through the annual Youth Concerto Competitions. Thank you for supporting the Bay Area’s own Clear Lake Symphony, an IRS 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

WELCOME TO THE NEW 2022 – 2023 SEASON !

The Clear Lake Symphony, with Music Director, Dr. Charles Johnson, starts its 47th season in the fall of 2022. The Symphony, recognized as a premiere community orchestra, is a member of ASCAP, and BMI. Its goals are to present classical music for the residents of the Bay Area and to provide opportunities for Bay Area musicians to create a variety of musical experiences for the enjoyment of the community. Six regular season performances including the Christmas “Pops” will be held featuring various classical selections and guest soloists.

 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 PM.

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CLEAR LAKE SYMPHONY

Please consider making a donation of any amount to the Clear Lake Symphony to offset production costs of these concerts.  Click here to make your donation.  Thank you!

Donors will be recognized on the Symphony’s “Hall of Honor” for donations of $100 or more on this web site and in the Symphony’s concert programs.

 Make checks payable to: “Clear Lake Symphony”.  All contributions can be mailed to:
Clear Lake Symphony
Attn: Betty Wall
P. O. Box 890582
Houston, TX 77289-0582

AMAZON SMILE DONATIONS

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Clear Lake Symphony at UH-CLC.  Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0035368 and support the Symphony every time you shop.  AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

NEWSLETTER

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December 2, 2022

Christmas “Pops” Concert

Robert Wall

Associate Conductor

The Bay Area Chorus “SPIRITUS” Vocal Ensemble will our guest performers prior to the concert and during intermission in the church foyer. The pre-concert performance will start at 6:45 pm.

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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January 20, 2023

Great Composers Concert

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Overture to “La Forza del Destino” – Verdi 

Preludes to Acts I & III of “Tristan and Isolde” – Wagner

Symphony No. 7 – Beethoven

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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March 24, 2023

Youth Concerto Competition Winners Concert

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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May 12, 2023

Musical Travelog Concert

Dr. Charles Johnson

Conductor

Overture to “Il Turco in Italien” – Russini

Africa – Saint-Saens
(Nancy Weems, piano)

Finlandia – Sibelius

On The Steppes of Central Asia – Borodin

España – Chabrier

Nancy Weems

Soloist, piano

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

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SYMPHONY NEWSLETTER

Click here for more information, previous newsletters and to sign up.  

Current Newsletter:

Volume 14 Issue 3 (November 15, 2022) – Christmas “Pops” Concert, December 2, 2022

2022 – 2023 Season Youth Concerto Competition

The Clear Lake Symphony will hold its annual Youth Concerto Competition on January  7 & 8, 2023 for young artists from Houston area high schools, junior highs, and elementary schools.  The winners will be provided with a scholarship and the opportunity to perform with the Symphony.  The winners will perform on the March 24th concert in 2023.  The deadline for submittal of on-line applications has been extended to December 16, 2022.

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