Lubbock Symphony Orchestra continues season with Royal Fireworks

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra continues season with Royal Fireworks

Provided by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

The LSO promises explosive performances during its second masterworks concerts entitled ROYAL FIREWORKS October 24 and 25.

The orchestra will open with Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

The Lubbock Symphony's own principal trumpet, Will Strieder, will then showcase his talent as he performs Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, Hob. Vlle:1, E-flat Major.

The event will conclude with the complete Water Music by Handel, known as one of his most popular works aside from The Messiah.

True to its Heroes and Heroines theme, the Lubbock Symphony is honoring a different group of local heroes at each set of masterworks concerts during the 2014-2015 season.

LSO will celebrate the medical community during Royal Fireworks, and in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, will also honor cancer patients and survivors.

ROYAL FIREWORKS – October 24 & 25, 7:30PM, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre.


The beginning of the highly anticipated Chamber Series is on November 4 and will feature The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, one of the most popular chamber music compositions of all time.

Other highlights this season include the Bonus Package consisting of the treasured Holiday Concert and the thrilling Texas Tenors. Buy these tickets together and save! Mini Masterworks Season Tickets and Single Tickets for all concerts during the 2014-2015 season are available now by purchasing online at, calling 762-1688 or visiting the LSO office at 601 Avenue K.

Season ticket holders enjoy up to 20% in savings over individual tickets with the best seats in the house, flexible ticket exchanges and no waiting in line.

Join the excitement this season by purchasing your tickets today! See additional ticket pricing below:



Premier Adult $50 Premier Student $38

Choice Adult $40 Choice Student $33

Standard Adult $25 Standard Student $15

Enrich your concert experience with a gourmet dinner and the Maestro's preview of the performance before each classical concert at Soundbites.

SOUNDBITES $20 per concert




Premier Adult $170 Premier Student $130

Choice Adult $140 Choice Student $115

Standard Adult $90 Standard Student $50


FALL $60 (reception & concert), $25 (concert only) [no student pricing]

HOLIDAY $20 [Adult], $10 [Student]

WINTER $60 [no student pricing]



Premier Adult $85 Premier Student $75

Choice Adult $70 Choice Student $60

Standard Adult $55 Standard Student $45

BIO: Will Strieder Will Strieder is Professor of Music at Texas Tech University.

He studied at Northwestern University, where he received the Masters of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and was winner of the Northwestern Concerto Competition.

He also studied at the University of Houston, where he received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

He is principal trumpet of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, as well as second trumpet of the Houston Ballet Orchestra.

Mr. Strieder performs at Texas Tech with the Faculty Brass Quintet, and also conducts the Trumpet Choir.

He is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

Appearances have included those with such groups as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Clear Lake Symphony, Texas Opera Theater, Society for the Performing Arts in Houston, and the Millar Brass Ensemble.

He has recorded Incantations for Trumpet and Piano, Rhapsody for solo trumpet and harp, and Trio Italiano by Mary Jeanne van Appledorn with the Opus One recording label. Also, Mr. Strieder recorded Fisher Tull's Concerto for Trumpet with the Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra in Nurnberg, Germany on Albany Records.

Mr. Strieder has also recently appeared twice as a soloist with UADY Chamber Orchestra of Merida, Mexico.

In addition to his teaching and performing duties at Tech, Mr. Strieder directs the School of Music's recording program.

He has drawn over $100,000 in grant money to the program since 2000, improving equipment, streamlining editing and authoring processes and training student assistants to record the more than 400 performances that occur annually at Texas Tech.

Mr. Strieder also directs the Winds and Percussion Department's All-State Recording Project, in which audition materials for Texas small school and large school bands are recorded by Texas Tech faculty members.

Faculty members also record spoken commentary to help students prepare for their auditions.

Mr. Strieder's students have had success in the education and performance fields.

The trumpet studio at Texas Tech has attracted talented students from throughout the United States.

These students have been accepted into prestigious music festivals and graduate programs nationwide.

In addition, many of his former students are successful teachers and performers.

BIO: David Cho Born in Seoul, Korea, David immigrated to the United States in 1985.

He later attended Oberlin College and Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

He went on to acquire a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

The launch of Maestro Cho's conducting career took place in 1999 when he was invited by Robert Spano and Seiji Ozawa to attend the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center as a Conducting Fellow.

Maestro Cho then went on to acquire a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting degree at Rice University.

Cho inaugurated his first season as Music Director for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in 2012 with a spectacular gala performance featuring guest artist Yo-Yo Ma.

Previously, he concluded a highly successful five-year tenure as the Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. Described as "charming, eloquent, and delightfully musical," David has led Masterworks, education, Pops, outreach, and tour concerts. After winning 1st Prize at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in 2007 and having served as Resident Conductor for the San Antonio Symphony (2004-2007) where he held the Bruno Walter Conductor Chair, Cho received numerous guest conducting engagements in Europe and South America. Maestro Cho's most recent accomplishments include conducting the Lubbock Symphony's opening night gala with guest soprano Renée Fleming in 2014.

In North America, Cho has conducted at the Grand Teton Music Festival and has made appearances with the symphonies of Seattle, Minnesota, Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Baton Rouge.

Additional information about the Lubbock Symphony's Heroes & Heroines 2014-2015 season can be found on the LSO website at