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Concerts & Programs

Concerts & Programs

Children’s Discovery Concert

Children’s Discovery Concert 2022:

The Conductor's Spellbook

Thursday, February 24, 2022 
Victoria Fine Arts Center
9:30 am | 12:30 pm

Music and Story by Paul Dooley
Illustrations by Tanner Porter

“The Conductor’s Spellbook tells the magical story of Tony Stradivarius. During a field trip to the symphony, young Tony finds a powerful book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra.

The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive concert experience that introduces audiences to music, orchestral instruments, and even conducting!” 

 

Downtown Rhythms

Downtown Rhythms

Thursday, April 28, 2022 
Downtown Victoria 
5:30 – 8:30 pm 

  • Instrument Petting Zoo 
    DeLeon Plaza 
    5:30 – 7:30 pm 
    Come play symphony instruments during the Downtown Rhythms concert! Let your child see what future music possibilities could be! 
  • Student Ensemble Performances 
    One O’Connor Plaza 
    5:30 – 8:30 pm 
    Student groups ranging from elementary school all the way through college are invited to perform at the Downtown Rhythms outdoor concert. The performances are interspersed with performances by the Victoria Symphony and showcase a wide range of skills and talents! 
Concert Series

Concert Series

Victoria Fine Arts Center 
7:30 pm 

Guitar Hero
D. J. Sparr, Electric Guitar 

Saturday, September 18, 2021 

Take 5 for TAKE3
TAKE3 - Violin, Cello, & Piano Trio

Saturday, October 23, 2021 

Classical Blockbusters Meet the East
Changlu Wu, Pipa
Saturday, February 26, 2022 

An Evening of Opera's Greatest Hits
with featured vocal soloists

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Ticket Program 

Due to the generosity of a Friend of the Symphony, a donation has been made that allows students and their families to attend Concert Series Symphony concerts for free. Requests for tickets must be made via email 2 weeks before the concert. Limited availability! 

$5 Student Rush Tickets 

15 minutes prior to the start of the concert, students may purchase up to 2 tickets for $5 each. Rush tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office with a valid student ID. Cash only. 

Symphony Savvy/Meet the Music Makers

All Concert Series attendees are invited to meet Maestro Darryl One and the featured guest artists as they dive into discussions about the night’s music, historical context, the musician’s musical journey, and more! Symphony Savvy is hosted before each Concert Series concert at 6:40 pm in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. 

  • 2021-2022 Topics: 
  • September 18, 2021 
    Two Worlds – Electric and Acoustic: A Discussion with Electric Guitarist D. J. Sparr 
    Come hear electric guitarist and composer and his story of his expertise in two disparate worlds of music 
  • October 23, 2021 
    Three for the Price of One: A Conversation with Classical/Pops Trio TAKE3 
    Come meet and talk with TAKE3, violin, cello, and piano and their journey towards the crossover of classical and pops 
  • February 26, 2022 
    The Old and the New: Chinese Pipa Player Changlu Wu and the Orchestra’s Greatest Hits 
    Hear and see the 2000-year-old pipa and its use in today’s music with virtuoso Changlu Wu 
  • April 30, 2022 
    Topic TBA

Sound Off! 

Students are invited to meet with VSO Maestro, Darryl One, for approximately 20 minutes immediately following the concert to share comments about the performance, the music, and the performers. Students of all ages are encouraged to join the conversation!

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