2019-20 Season at a Glance

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Emily Drennan, Soprano
Patti Drennan, vocalist

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the SBSO's annual holiday spectacular! A sparkling mix of popular tunes, traditional carols, and classical favorites.

Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Emily Drennan, Soprano
Patti Drennan, Vocalist

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year with the SBSO's annual holiday spectacular! A sparkling mix of popular tunes, traditional carols, and classical favorites.

June H. Edwards Mosaic

June H. Edwards Mosaic II

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Southold Dance Theater

Join Maestro Willis and the SBSO for a special concert presentation that explores the musical spirit of Vienna

MLK Day Celebration

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Chelsea Tipton, Guest Conductor
Nygel Witherspoon, cello - Junior Division Winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition.

Join the SBSO for this annual concert tribute commemoration of Dr. King and celebrate diversity in our community. Featuring Nygel Witherspoon, the Junior Division Winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition.

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks III

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Wu Man, Pipa

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man is a soloist, educator and composer who gives her lute-like instrument a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Projects she has initiated have resulted in the pipa finding a place in new solo and quartet works, concertos, opera, chamber, electronic, and jazz music as well as in theater productions, film, dance and collaborations with visual artists including calligraphers and painters. She has performed in recital and as soloist with major orchestras around the world, and is a frequent collaborator with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets and The Knights. A founding member of the Silk Road Ensemble, she is featured as both a performer and composer in the group’s 2017 Grammy Award-winning recording, Sing Me Home (“Best World Music Album”), and has appeared in over 40 recordings throughout her career.

 

Born in Hangzhou, China, Wu Man studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she became the first recipient of a master's degree in pipa. She moved to the U.S. in 1990 and currently resides in California. Wu Man was awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998, was the first Chinese traditional musician to receive a United States Artist Fellowship in 2008, and the first artist from China to perform at the White House. In 2013, she was named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year.  For more information about Wu Man, visit wumanpipa.org.

 

Ranjbaran           Seven Passages
Tan Dun               Pipa Concerto
Beethoven           Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Indiana Trust Pops

Indiana Trust Pops II

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Relive some of Hollywood's greatest moments as the SBSO performs blockbuster scores from movies from the James Bond franchise, Rocky, and Gone with the Wind -  complete with images from these iconic films projected on the big screen.

Happy Hour with the Symphony

Happy Hour with the Symphony III

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 5:30-7:00
Artisian

June H. Edwards Mosaic

June H. Edwards Mosaic III

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Yanov-Yanovsky         Musica Nostalgica
Beethoven                  Symphony No. 4

Beethoven's 4th Symphony is paired with the deeply powerful music of Uzbekistani composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a favorite composer of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Happy Hour with the Symphony

Happy Hour with the Symphony III

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5:30-7:00
Lang Lab

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks IV

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Caitlin Lynch, Soprano

Declared “luminous” by the New York Times and “eloquent” by the Wall Street Journal, soprano Caitlin Lynch is captivating audiences with her portrayals of iconic leading ladies. With a repertoire that encompasses Mozart to Verdi and Handel to Heggie, Ms. Lynch brings her dynamic portrayals of both classic and contemporary operas to stages around the world.

The soprano’s concert engagements this season include the soprano II soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Handel and Haydn Society, the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Kansas City Symphony and Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony with the South Bend Symphony. Later in the season, she continues her interpretation of works by composer Jake Heggie, appearing with Portland Opera as Bea in Three Decembers.  More on Ms. Lynch can be found on her website - http://www.caitlinlynchsoprano.com/

Renee Tatum, Mezzo-soprano

Noted for her “gleaming vocalism” (Opera News), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum is an incredibly important artist of her generation. The 2019-20 begins as Flosshilde in Wagner’s Götterdammerung with The National Taichung Theater in Taiwan, followed by her role debut as Kundry in Parsifal, under the baton of Maestro Arthur Fagen. Ms. Tatum then returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Dritte Dame in The Magic Flute and sings Azucena in Il Trovatore with Pensacola Opera. She also joins the South Bend Symphony as the alto soloist in Mahler’s Second Symphonysings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with The Masterworks Chorale, and ends the season as Cornelia in Giulio Cesare with The Boston Lyric Opera.

Last season, Ms. Tatum sang in Nico Muhly’s Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, followed by her debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra as the Mother in Amahl and the Night VisitorsMs. Tatum also returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Waltraute and Flosshilde in Der Ring des Nibelugen. She sang Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with the Cecilia Chorus at Carnegie Hall, was the alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and closed the season as Waltraute in Die Walkürie with The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Mahler         Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

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