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ORCHESTRA SEASON

2017 - 2018 Season

All performances take place in the Moores Opera House unless otherwise noted. Please visit the Moores School of Music Events & Performances

MOORES SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Featuring Moores School Combined Choruses
Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Betsy Cook Weber, director of choral studies
Jeb Mueller, associate director of choral studies
Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano
Tali Morgulis, pianist
Moores Opera House
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30pm


Rimsky-Korsakov, Overture to The Tsar’s Bride 
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No 1 in B-Flat minor, Op 23
Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky, Op 78

MOORES SCHOOL OPERA ORCHESTRA

Raymond Harvey, conductor
Moores Opera House
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Matinee (2:00pm), & Monday,
Oct. 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2017
7:30pm

Prokofiev. The Love for Three Oranges

 

MOORES SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Carlos Guillermo Jung, conductor
Myles Nardinger, conductor
Alejandro Basulto-Martinez, conductor
Oleksandr Poliykov, conductor
Winner of the 2017 MSM Concerto Competition,
Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Division
Moores Opera House
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:30pm

Repertoire to be determined

MOORES SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ilmar Lapins, conductor
Vagram Saradjian, cellist
Moores Opera House
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7:30pm


Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33        
Beethoven, Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67

MOORES SCHOOL WINTER OPERA FESTIVAL

Raymond Harvey, conductor
Moores Opera House
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Jan 25, 27, 28 & 29, 2018
7:30 pm

Nelson, The School for Scandal Robert

Oleksandr Poliykov, conductor
Moores Opera House
Friday & Sunday Matinee (2:00pm),
Jan 26 & 28, 2018
7:30pm

Mascagni,  L’Amico Fritz

MOORES SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Winner of the 2017 MSM Concerto Competition, Piano Division
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Moores Opera House        
7:30pm         

Repertoire to be determined

MOORES SCHOOL OPERA ORCHESTRA

Raymond Harvey, conductor
Moores Opera House
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Matinee (2:00pm), & Monday
April 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2018
7:30 pm

Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri

MOORES SCHOOL BALLET ORCHESTRA

Franz Anton Krager, conductor
In conjunction with Houston Ballet II/Houston Ballet Academy
Stanton Welch, artistic director
Moores Opera House
Friday, April 13, 2018
7:30 pm

Repertoire to be determined

MOORES SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Franz Anton Krager, conductor    
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Moores Opera House
7:30 pm

Repertoire to be determined

 

2016 - 2017 Season


All performances take place in the Moores Opera House unless otherwise noted. Please visit the Moores School of Music Events & Performances

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Moores Opera House
Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:30pm

Berlioz, Carnaval Romain (Roman Carnival)
Bruckner, Symphony No 7 in E Major


Moores School Opera Orchestra
Raymond Harvey, conductor
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Matinee (2:00pm), & Monday,
Oct. 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2016 7:30pm

Repertoire to be determined


Moores School Chamber Orchestra
Kris Chapman, conductor

Carlos Guillermo Jung, conductor
Baha Lee, conductor
Winner of the 2016 MSM Concerto Competition, Vocal Division
Moores Opera House
Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:30pm

Mozart, Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K384
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances, Set I
Vocal Division Winner, Repertoire to be determined
Mendelssohn, Symphony No 4 in A Major, Op 90 “Italian”


Moores School Symphony Orchestra
David Curtis, guest conductor
Winner of the 2016 MSM Concerto Competition, Strings Division
Moores Opera House
Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:30pm

Elgar, Pomp & Circumstance Military Marches, Op. 39, Nos. 3 & 5
Strings Division Winner, Repertoire to be determined
Schumann, Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major, Op 97 “Rhenish”

Moores School Opera Orchestra


Raymond Harvey, conductor

Moores Opera House

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday,
Jan 26, 28 & 29, 2017, 7:30 pm

 

Musto, The Inspector

 

 

Moores School Opera Orchestra


Kris Chapman, conductor

Moores Opera House

Friday, & Monday, Jan 27 & 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, Jan 29, 2017, 2:00pm

 

Cimarosa, The Secret Marriage

 

 

 

Moores School Symphony Orchestra

Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Moores Opera House
Friday, March 3, 2017 
7:30pm

 

Basulto-Martinez, Pueblos Mágicos 
White, The Ruins of Missolonghi 
Maroney, Concerto for Orchestra (2015)
Smith, Concerto for Orchestra 

 

 

Moores School Opera Orchestra


Raymond Harvey, conductor

Moores Opera House

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Matinee (2:00pm), & Monday,
April 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2017 7:30pm

 

Gounod, Romeo and Juliet

 

 

Moores School Ballet Orchestra

Franz Anton Krager, conductor
In conjunction with Houston Ballet II/Houston Ballet Academy
Stanton Welch, artistic director
Kenneth Broberg, piano
Moores Opera House
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30pm
 
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No 3 in Eb Major, Op 75, "Allegro Brilliante"
J. Strauss, Jr./Dorati, Graduation Ball
Britten, Matinées Musicales, Op 9 & 24 (after Rossini)

 

 

Moores School Symphony Orchestra

Franz Anton Krager, conductor
Robert Bates, organist

The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30pm
 
Dukas, Fanfare from La Péri
Bacri, Symphony No. 6
Poulenc, Organ Concerto in G minor

Jongen, Symphonie Concertante for Organ & Orchestra, Op. 81


2015-2016 Orchestra Season

 

 

 

All performances take place in the Moores Opera House unless otherwise noted. Please visit the Moores School of Music Events & Performances 

 

Fall 2015

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Dukas, L’Apprenti Sorcier (The sorcerer’s apprentice)
Korngold, Cello Concert in C Major, Op. 37
Bruch, Kol nidrei, Op. 47
Strauss, Don Juan
conducted by Professor Franz Anton Krager

with guest artist Anthony Kitai
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Moores School Opera Orchestra
Massenet, Manon
Conducted by Professor Raymond Harvey
October 23, 24, & 26 at 7:30 pm

October 25, at 2:00 pm

 

Moores School Chamber Orchestra
Fauré, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite, Op. 80
Moores Concerto Competition Winner (TBA)-Wind/Percussion Division
Debussy, L’Après-midi d’un faune
Ravel, Les Tombeau de Couperin
conducted by Kris Chapman
 & Baha Lee
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
TRUMPET MASTERS SERIES
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
ArutIunian, Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra
Lieuwen, Concerto Alfresco
Lington, Triple Concerto – WORLD PREMIERE
conducted by Professor Franz Anton Krager and Kris Chapman
with guest artists Allen Vizzutti, Randy Brecker, Mark Hughes, Robert Walp and Michael Martin 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Spring 2016

 

Moores School Opera Orchestra
Mozart, Così fan tutte
conducted by Professor Raymond Harvey
January 29, 31 & February 1, 2016

Moores School Opera Orchestra
Puccini, La Rondine
conducted by Kris Chapman
January 28, 30 & 31, 2016

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
conducted by Monzer Hourani
February 20, 2016, 7:30pm

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Lieuwen, Concerto for Clarinet, Violin Cello & Piano
              with Orchestra (Quad Concerto) – WORLD PREMIERE
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
conducted by Lavard Skou-Larsen
featuring guest artists the SOLI Chamber Ensemble
              Stephanie Key, clarinetist
              Ertan Torgul, violinist
David Mollenauer, cellist
Carolyn True, pianist
and Winner of the 2015 MSM Concerto Competition, Piano Division
              Austin Frohmader, piano
March 5, 2016, 7:30pm

Moores School Opera Orchestra
Carlson, Anna Karenina
conducted by Professor Raymond Harvey
April 8, 9 & 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
April 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Moores School Ballet Orchestra
Beatles/Breiner, The Long and Winding Road, “Beatles Go Baroque”
Haydn, Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major, “The Philosopher”
Tchaikovsky, Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty
conducted by Franz Anton Krager
featuring the Houston Ballet II & Houston Ballet Academy
              Stanley Welch, artistic director
April 15, 2016, 7:30pm

Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Mozart, Mass in C Major, K. 317 “Coronation”
Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven, Triple Concerto in C major
conducted by Franz Anton Krager, Jeb Meuller & Baha Lee
featuring Guest Artists
              Andrzej Grabiec, violinist
              Misha Quint, cellist
              Bruno Canino, pianist
with the Moores School Concert Chorale, Betsy Cook Weber, Director
              Concert Women’s Chorus
              Mancorps
April 30, 2016, 7:30pm