All Things Arts: Fall Planner of Music and Theatre Events

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The Brazos Valley Chorale will open their season November 4.

Brazos Valley Chorale
(979) 776-1776 bvchorale.org

Directed by Jess Wade iii, the chorale is known and respected for its ambitious repertoire of choral masterworks as well as contemporary classics; it is comprised of college students to retirees who all just love singing.

Beethoven’s Boldest, Rudder Auditorium, November 4, 5 p.m.

The Brazos Valley Chorale, Texas A&M Century Singers and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Metropolitan Opera star Emily Pulley, Grammy Award winner Sasha Cooke, and Chris Hoffman. Marcello Bussiki will be conducting the concert.

Christmas Cheer, First Presbyterian Church December 8, 7:30 p.m.

“let it snow!” “Silver Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” are just a few of the holiday cheers the Brazos Valley chorale will be performing for this concert.

Tony Time!, College Station Hilton february 23, 6:30 p.m.

The annual pops dinner concert will be from Tony Award winning Broadway musicals.

Festival of Favorites, Christ United Methodist Church, May 5, 3 p.m.

Join the chorale as they celebrate Jess Wade’s 25th year and final concert comprised of Wade’s favorite pieces from over the years.

The Symphony opens its season October 7 in Rudder Theatre.Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra

(979) 696-6100 Bvso.org

In the upcoming 31st season, the Brazos Valley Symphony once again brings great symphonic masterpieces to our community in live performance.

Music Director Marcelo Bussiki has planned exquisite selections that cross musical borders transporting audiences to worlds of joy, romance and mystery. experience the symphony’s breathtaking concerts this season and find time to support the orchestra’s top­notch fundraisers as well.

European Romance, Rudder Theater October 7, 5 p.m.

The Symphony kicks off its 31st season with orchestral classics and internationally acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra in performing Saint­saens’ Piano concert No. 2. Maestro Bussiki and the orchestra will close with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

Golf tournament fundraiser Pebble creek country club, October 8

The Brazos Valley Chorale will open their season November 4.

Brazos Valley Chorale
(979) 776-1776 bvchorale.org

Directed by Jess Wade iii, the chorale is known and respected for its ambitious repertoire of choral masterworks as well as contemporary classics; it is comprised of college students to retirees who all just love singing.

Beethoven’s Boldest, Rudder Auditorium, November 4, 5 p.m.

The Brazos Valley Chorale, Texas A&M Century Singers and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Grammy Award winner Sasha Cooke, and Chris Hoffman. Marcello Bussiki will be conducting the concert.

Christmas Cheer, First Presbyterian Church December 8, 7:30 p.m.

“let it snow!” “Silver Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” are just a few of the holiday cheers the Brazos Valley chorale will be performing for this concert.

Tony Time!, College Station Hilton february 23, 6:30 p.m.

The annual pops dinner concert will be from Tony Award winning Broadway musicals.

Festival of Favorites, Christ United Methodist Church, May 5, 3 p.m.

Join the chorale as they celebrate Jess Wade’s 25th year and final concert comprised of Wade’s favorite pieces from over the years.

The Symphony opens its season October 7 in Rudder Theatre.Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra

(979) 696-6100 Bvso.org

In the upcoming 31st season, the Brazos Valley Symphony once again brings great symphonic masterpieces to our community in live performance.

Music Director Marcelo Bussiki has planned exquisite selections that cross musical borders transporting audiences to worlds of joy, romance and mystery. experience the symphony’s breathtaking concerts this season and find time to support the orchestra’s top­notch fundraisers as well.

European Romance, Rudder Theater October 7, 5 p.m.

The Symphony kicks off its 31st season with orchestral classics and internationally acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra in performing Saint­saens’ Piano concert No. 2. Maestro Bussiki and the orchestra will close with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

Golf tournament fundraiser Pebble creek country club, October 8

Support the symphony orchestra while enjoying this 18-hole championship golf course designed for both challenge and enjoyment.

Ode to Joy, Rudder Theater November 4, 5 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera star Emily Pulley and Grammy Award Winner Sasha Cooke headline the highly anticipated performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This genius will be brought to life by the Brazos Valley Symphony, the Brazos Valley Chorale and the Texas A&M Century Singers.

Holiday Brass & Organ Spectacular, Christ United Methodist Church, December 9, 5 p.m.

This spectacular show feature BVso Brass musicians, James faith on organ, the sanctuary choir of christ united methodist church, and the A&m consolidate middle school Girls choir coming together to provide a holiday musical treat.

The Annual Children’s concert, Rudder Auditorium January 14, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

This is the premiere cultural and educational experience for children. for more information, visit bvso.org. Premiere market, Brazos center march 21­23 The symphony will host its inaugural Premiere market, the only upscale juried market in the seven­county Brazos Valley area. Visit bvso. org for updates.

Mystical Tales, Rudder Theater April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Music Director marcelo Bussiki crosses musical borders with dramatic works by english, chinese and russian composers.

Derby Day, College Station Hilton May 4

Stay updated on this annual fundraising at bvso.org.

Brazos Valley Troupe
3705 E. 29th St., Bryan, (979) 846-4903 bvtroupe.com

Mainstage Productions
“You Can’t Take it With You” a comedy play, October 26-28, November 1­3   

“Manhattan Melodies 2: Holiday at the Hideaway” original musical, December 7-9, 13-15

“30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play” a comedy play, January 18-20, 25-27

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!” a musical, April 19-21, 25-27

“The Little Mermaid” a musical summer stock production, August 16-18, 22-24 studio series

“Music! Music! music!”-a musical revue, December 4-7

“Texas Treasures” -a playlet revue ­ comedy, February 28, march 1­3

“Juvie” -a drama play, Outreach production &TNT production, May 16-19

“Midsummer Mayhem” Creative Arts Program production, July 11-13

“Laugh Out Loud!” a family friendly improv series, all Fridays & Saturdays with different themes, September 14-15, TBA edition: November 9-10, Post­ election edition: December 21-22, Holiday edition: February 15-16, Valentine edition: March 22-23, March Madness Edition: May 3­4, TBA edition, special events & travel club trips

“Sock Hop,” February 9, TNT Youth conference, Odessa, June 11-16 ‹friends & Patriots› club (Dc trip), Dates tBA ‹Big Apple› club (nYc trip), July 20-28

Friends of Chamber Music
(979) 823-8073 www.community chamberconcerts.org.

Friends of Chamber Music is an all­ volunteer organization committed to promoting the Brazos Valley’s cultural heritage by bringing together different performance groups. Unless otherwise noted, performances are at first Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan. Admission to all concerts is free and free childcare is provided for concerts performed at first Presbyterian church.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Rudder Theatre, Texas A&M University, October 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy Award­ winning (2005) lAGQ has for more than 30 years been one of the most revered and versatile musical ensembles with repertoire including Baroque, classical, Bluegrass, flamenco, rock, new Age, and new arrangements by the quartet and by other contemporary composers. Programs including latin, African, far east, irish, folk and American classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. The concert is free of charge with a reception after and is co­sponsored by the Department of Performance studies at Texas A&M University.

Canadian Brass, November 15, 7:30 p.m.

Five tremendous brass musicians with an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today have earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group” in their 40 year long history. masters of concert presentations — from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects— Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences.

Zodiac Trio, February 19, 7:30 p.m.

The award winning zodiac trio, formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music, embraces a concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that combines contemporary with traditional works. Muso magazine in London praised them for highlighting a rare combination of instruments by unearthing older repertoire and commissioning new music.

Ars Lyrica performs Acis and Galatea, March 7, 7:30 p.m.

This texas­based ensemble of voices and instruments performs world­class Baroque music on period instruments and is as praise worthy as expected to be heard inanycityintheusor europe.

Euclid Quartet, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

A dynamic ensemble known for performances filled with personality and vibrant color, this is one of the most well regarded chamber ensembles of its generation. The eclectic mixture of the quartet members represents four continents of the world, and inspires programs that celebrate the quartet’s diverse international heritage.

MSC OPAS
(979) 845-1661 mscopas.org

Founded in 1972 at Texas A&M University, this organization of the memorial student center presents professional productions of theatre, music and dance that entertain and inspire audiences of the Brazos Valley.

Main Stage Productions, Rudder Auditorium

Martha Graham Dance co. october 23, 7:30 pm

These leaders in the development of contemporary dance continue to amaze through the fusion of Graham’s celebrated masterpieces and contemporary choreography. members of the Brazos Valley symphony orchestra will accompany these exquisite dancers for Appalachian spring.

Catch Me if You Can, October 29-30, 7:30 pm

This big­hearted musical adventure is based on an astonishing real­life story of being young, in love… and in deep, deep trouble!

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Join in this conversation with Carol as the audience will asks questions of one of the country’s most beloved entertainers.

Women of Ireland, February 12, 7:30 p.m.

A spectacular stage show of inspirational music, song, and dance of the old country, be taken aback by these stunning vocalists, a world­class band and a troupe of world champion irish step dancers during this fiery celtic performance.

The Knights with Wu Man, Pipa, February 21, 7:30 pm

Wu man is the leading ambassador of chinese music and the pipa is a lute­like instrument with a history of more than two thousand years.The Grammy Award­ nominated artist’s adventurous musical spirit shines through in this collaborative performance with The Knights, a contemporary orchestra of the new York music world, who creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance.

Hooray for Hollywood! March 1­2, 7:30 p.m.

Take a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years featuring a cast of 14 wonderful singers and dancers, a six­piece band live on stage, and more than 300 costume changes.

Neil Berg’s The Phantom of the Opera: A concert celebration April 4­5, 7:30 pm

A world premiere concert event starring seven Broadway all­stars and created by award­ winning composer and producer neil Berg, this never­before­seen production celebrates the extraordinary history of the four musical theater adaptations of Gaston leroux’s dramatic tale of obsession and desire, The Phantom of the Opera.

INTIMATE GATHERINGS

These performances take place in Rudder Theater with the exception of the Anne Hampton Calloway concert, which will take place at the Miramont Country Club.

Ray Benson: A rare solo Acoustic Performance october 11, 7:30 pm

The Philadelphia­born, six­foot seven­inch front man and founder of the world­renowned Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel comes to rudder for a very rare acoustic concert. 

Pride and Prejudice November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Starring the acclaimed British screen and stage duo of Nicholas Hormann (Kramer Vs. Kramer) and Jane Carr (Dear John), l.A. Theatre Works’ superlative company brings this stunning adaptation to life.

The Romeros and Concerto Malaga December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Called “The Royal Family of Guitar” (New York Times), join Concerto Malaga, a 13-piece chamber orchestra, for an evening of classical festive favorites.

Sweet Honey in the Rock, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

Be positively blown away with these moving and soaring a cappella vocals by Grammy Award­winners singing a plethora of genres including jazz, gospel, lullabies, blues, spirituals and more.

Ann Hampton Callaway sings the Streisand Songbook, March 20­22, 7:30 p.m. This Platinum Award Winning singer­ songwriter the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring artists.

 

 

MSC OPAS Jr.

All productions take place in Rudder Theater on the Texas A&M University campus.

Not Afraid of the Dark, October 13, 7 p.m.

Nationally known children’s entertainer Joe Scruggs has teamed with the Austin Ballet for the show that glows featuring vibrantly colored costumes, dancing bubbles, exciting special effects and mesmerizing choreography by stephen mills to dispel children’s fear of the dark.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, February 2, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

This new­fangled family friendly production features funny­man Gregory and his cast of daring jugglers, harebrained clowns, 15 house cats (meow!), 10 dogs (Woof!), 4 geese (honk!), 8 white doves (coo!), and 2 parrots (squawk, hello!). mr. Popovich and his extraordinary Pets (all rescued shelter animals!) have been featured on ‘The tonight show with Jay leno’, ‘late night with David letterman’, and as a finalist on nBc’s ‘America’s Got talent’.

Ramona Quimby, February 23, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

This exasperating but lovable third­grader has delighted young readers for 50 years through the books of newbery medal­winning writer Beverly cleary. now, she comes to life on the stage as audiences laugh and cheer her on.

Navasota Theatre Alliance
104 W Washington Ave, Navasota; (936) 825- 3195; navasotatheatre. com

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

 September 27-29, October 4-6 and October 11-13*, 7:30 p.m. September 30, October 7, October 13­14, 2 p.m. *Dinner theater date, 6 p.m.

P.S. Merry Christmas

Auditions are October 8-9 from 7 p.m. This G rated Christmas comedy is full of humor and poignant memories to bring home the true meaning of family, of tradition and, of course, Christmas itself. November 29­-30, December 1, December 6, 7, 8* at 7:30pm December 2, 8, 9, 2 p.m. *Dinner theatre date, 6 p.m.

StageCenter

201B W 26th Street, Bryan; (979) 823-4297, Stagecenter.net

The oldest all­volunteer theater in the Brazos Valley has great performances planned this season.

Taming of the Shrew, September 20-22, 27-29, October 4­-6

Play On!, Auditions: September 24-25, Performances: November 1­4, 15-18

Steel Magnolias, Auditions: December 3­4, Performances: February 7­9, 14­-16, 21-23

Well, Auditions: February 11-12, Performances: April 4­6, 11-13, 18-20

Wait until Dark, Auditions: April 8-9, Performances: May 23-25, 30, June 1, 6­-8

Crimes of the Heart, Auditions: June 3-4 Performances: July 25-27, August 1­3, 8­10

The Theatre Company of Bryan/ College Station Tejas Center, Bryan (979) 779-1302 thetheatrecompany. com

This community theater performance group brings high­ quality musical productions suitable for family audiences at affordable prices. This season marks the 25th anniversary. Performance times are fridays and saturdays at 7p.m. and saturdays and sundays at 2 p.m.

The Music Man, September 21 through October 7

Halloween Show: Rocky Horror, Precast is October 26-27. Performances are October 26, 8 p.m., and October 27 at 8 pm and at 12 midnight. A christmas carol Auditions: october 28­29 Performances: november 30 through December 16

Winter fundraiser: Promises, Promises Precast will be January 18­20, 2013. Visit thetheatrecompany.com for updates.

Sunset Boulevard, Auditions: January 27­-28, Performances: March 1 through March 10

The King and I, Auditions: March 17-18, Performances: April 19 through May 5, 9 to 5

Season Finale: Spamalot Auditions: June 30-July 1, Performances: August 2 through August 11