Dr. Melissa Melendez, viola
Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Melendez has performed with the University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra as the 2004 winner of the President’s Competition held at the Univeristy of Arizona. In 2012, Melendez was featured in the world premiere of Venezuelan composer Gonzalos Castellano’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with the Carabobo Symphony in Venezuela. Dr. Melendez will perform a U.S. Premiere of the Castellanos Viola Concerto with the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra.
Short Ride in a Fast Machine, John Adams
Viola Concerto, Gonzalo Castellanos-Yumar
Melissa Melendez, Viola
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus for String Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bolero, Maurice Ravel
King Ranch Family Holiday Spectacular
Lee Gwozdz, Guest Conductor
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the King Ranch Family Holiday Spectacular with Maestro Lee Gwozdz and the Cathedral Singers! Maestro Lee will dazzle with music selections from Pop to Yule to celebrate his Ten Year Anniversary with KSO. Roundup the entire family for what promises to be a KSO Spectacular not to miss!
Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Duo Cuentista members Dr. Ann Fronckowiak on Oboe and Dr. Jason Kihle on Percussion perform dynamic and rhythmic works for this interesting instrumentation. The duo has performed all over the U.S. with performances at the International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. This year they join the KSO to perform Thea Musgrave’s Concerto for Oboe and Percussion, Two’s Company, written in 2005. This piece contains an elaborate set-up for percussion and choreography for the oboe. Come and witness this one-of-a-kind musical work!
Marche Slave Op. 31, Pyotr Tcahikovsky
Two’s Company, Thea Musgrave
Duo Cuentista: Ann Fronckowiak, Oboe and Jason Kihle, Percussion
The Three-Cornered Hat, Manuel De Falla
A Patriotic Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Wear your red, white and blue and celebrate America with music, song and virtual fireworks! The July 4th concert is dedicated to our veterans and active service men and women. All active duty and veterans are admitted for FREE. Adult military family members receive a $2 discount on tickets.
Special thanks to the B. C. and Addie Brookshire Foundation for its sponsorship of the November Children’s Concert and to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Office of Academic Affairs for it sponorship of the Carnegie Link Up Children’s Concert in March.