The Waxahachie Symphony Association is proud to announce its 42th season with a terrific lineup of concerts for 2019-2020.

“We are pleased to bring world-class musicians to Ellis County to serenade us with the classical sounds of Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi and Beethoven,” a spokesman said.

The new season kicks off Sept. 21 with a concert by WindSync.

Hailed as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is recognized for its dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. Forgoing the formalities of music stands and sheet music, the group creates a feast for both the eyes and the ears. WindSync’s space-themed program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

The WSA will conclude its season by celebrating the incredible musical legacy of Beethoven 250 years after his birth. Be there as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s majestic “Fifth Symphony,” a work so iconic it has become engrained in pop culture, yet so vast it continues to surprise and delight audiences everywhere.

Other outstanding artists scheduled for the season include Riverwalk Jazz Band on Oct. 12 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, Hermitage Piano Trio on Feb. 29, and Mercury on April 18. All concerts are held at SAGU’s Hagee Center at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Tickets for all WSA shows are now on sale.

“The WSA’s goal is to provide beautiful music for everyone in Ellis County with affordable tickets and free performances throughout the year,” the spokesman said.

Prices range from $20 per performance to $125 for family season tickets. For more information, visit waxahachiesymphony.com.

WindSync

Hailed as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is recognized for its dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. Forgoing the formalities of music stands and sheet music, the group creates a feast for both the eyes and the ears. WindSync’s space-themed program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Riverwalk Jazz

Founded by Texas jazz great Jim Cullum, Riverwalk Jazz starred in NPR’s longtime program by the same name. Members continue to play the music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington and others from the Great American Songbook. Riverwalk Jazz’ special concert at the Chautauqua will be as jazz was intended, performed live and in an intimate setting.

Hermitage Piano Trio

A rarity in the world of chamber music, the Hermitage Piano Trio features three noted soloists performing together as an elite and exciting ensemble. Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, their performance includes treasures of the piano trio repertoire along with fellow countryman Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Trio No. 2.”

Mercury

Mercury is a groundbreaking string ensemble that seeks to redefine the orchestra with performances that faithfully present the music of great composers while engaging audience members as an equal part of the experience – not simply a spectator. Join Houston’s Mercury for a baroque extravaganza featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The WSA will conclude its season by celebrating the incredible musical legacy of Beethoven 250 years after his birth. Be there as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s majestic “Fifth Symphony,” a work so iconic it has become engrained in pop culture, yet so vast it continues to surprise and delight audiences everywhere.

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