Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Deck the Halls

DECK THE HALLS   December 3, 2p Stafford Centre

This is the most popular concert of FBSO’s season, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early.  Our program this year features Houston pianist Joseph Fuller, with the FBSO Chorus joining the orchestra for the second half of the program.  This family-friendly program includes both secular and religious popular holiday selections.  The FBSO holiday marketplace will be set up in the lobby prior to the show and at intermission, with gift items handcrafted by members of the orchestra.  And no holiday event would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus!

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Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

All in the Family

ALL IN THE FAMILY   February 18, 2p Stafford Centre

Thanks to a grant from the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, FBSO celebrates the work of musical families in the February concert.  We’ll explore the work of siblings and spouses with compositions from the Schumanns, Mendelssohns and Coleridge-Taylors. Both of the Houston Music Teacher Association concerto competition winners and the FBSO concerto competition winner will perform during the program.  There will be a pre-recital lecture from musicologist Alicia Levin and children’s activities during intermission.  

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

This Land is Made for You and Me

THIS LAND IS MADE FOR YOU AND MEApril 7, 2017, 2p George Memorial Library, Richmond

The patriotic theme continues with FBSO’s annual free children’s concert.  We’ll sing along to folk songs from our American heritage such as “Shenandoah”, “Yellow Rose of Texas”, “Oklahoma” and many more.  Following a simple sign language lesson, the audience will sing and sign the finale,  “This Land is Your Land”.  Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

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May
20
2:00 PM14:00

The Planets

THE PLANETSMay 19, Sugar Land Auditorium; May 20, 2p Stafford Centre

FBSO concludes its 26th season with two out of this world concerts.  On Saturday, the FBSO Chorus presents its spring concert, “Out of the Stars – Songs of Creation”.  This concert celebrates heaven, earth and everything in between.  On Sunday, the FBSOC joins the orchestra for “The Planets”, featuring the title composition by Holst and solar system footage by NASA.  There will be science and space-related activities for the little ones during intermission.  

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Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Freedom Rings

ANNUAL JULY 4TH CONCERT, 7pm Stafford Centre

This free family performance celebrates our American heritage in music and song.  Marches, favorite tunes from traditional Americana, music from our Armed Forces, and more all combine to make this concert a much-loved part of the Independence Day festivities for the city of Stafford.

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Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Hauntcert

HAUNTCERTOctober 28, Pearland Town Square

FBSO’s Halloween tradition goes on the road to visit our friends in Pearland!  Put the family in costumes, grab your lawn chairs and trick-or-treat bags, and join FBSO for a howlingly good time.  Musical selections range from spine-tingling movie themes to spooky cartoon silliness.  The orchestra is in costume, and there are treats in store for all.  This is a free 45:00 concert, great for the little ones of all ages.

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America the Beautiful
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

America the Beautiful

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL   October 8, 2p, Stafford Centre

FBSO’s 26th season, “With Liberty and Justice for All”, focuses on the richness of the American experience.  In the opening concert, “America the Beautiful”, you’ll hear works from American composers of many different backgrounds, including Jesse Ayer’s “Stirrin”, an inspiring new arrangement of spirituals for orchestra and chorus.  Favorites from Copland, Bernstein and Stravinsky are combined with new works such as Tan Dun’s “Internet Symphony” that was commissioned for Google.  The FBSO Chorus is an integral part of this entertaining performance that celebrates America, Americans and the rich diversity of our land. 

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Carmina Burana
May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Carmina Burana

The Fort Bend arts community joins together to showcase Orff’s masterpiece in a fitting conclusion for FBSO’s 25th season. The orchestra will be joined by the FBSO Chorus, directed by Gregory McDaniel, concluding its inaugural year. Texas-based and world-renowned, the incomparable Fort Bend Boys Choir will be directed by William R. Adams. Also joining the FBSO Chorus will be the Austin HS choirs.

 

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The Composer is Dead!
Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

The Composer is Dead!

It’s an April Fool’s Day celebration as the annual children’s concert peeks into all corners of the orchestra, looking for the culprit in this high-spirited murder mystery. The concert features words by Lemony Snicket in this work by Nathaniel Stookey. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

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Texas, Our Texas
Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

Texas, Our Texas

FBSO is proud to present a performance showcasing composers and artists from our great state of Texas. There will be two new orchestra commissions by young composers Alejandro Basulto, a student at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and John Grimmett, an accomplished composer-lyricist from Pearland. Completing the “Texas, Our Texas” homage is FBSO’s performance of the award-winning “Push” by Rob Smith, from the Moores School of Music, and the director of the AURA Contemporary Ensemble. Both of the Houston Music Teacher Association concerto competition winners and FBSO’s Marielle Ogletree Young Artist Concerto Competition winner will perform during the program.

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Deck the Halls
Dec
4
2:00 PM14:00

Deck the Halls

The Mayor of Stafford joins FBSO as the narrator for The Night Before Christmas, and R&B singer and producer Lee-Lonn, will sing his own arrangements of timeless Christmas tunes with the orchestra. And no holiday event would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus!

 

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Hauntcert!
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Hauntcert!

FBSO’s Halloween tradition is back! Put the family in costumes, grab your lawn chairs and trick-or-treat bags, and join FBSO for a howlingly good time. Musical selections range from spine-tingling movie themes to spooky cartoon silliness. The orchestra is in costume, and there are treats in store for all. This is a free concert, great for the little ones of all ages.

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Hauntcert in Sugar Land Town Square
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Hauntcert in Sugar Land Town Square

Give your Halloween costume a trial run!  Join the FBSO for a spooky evening of fun at Sugar Land Town Square. Conductor Dominique Røyem leads the costumed orchestra as they perform Halloween favorites from popular music, the classics and even video games!   Included on the program are Michael Jackson’s Thriller, In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Phantom of the Opera and the theme from Star Wars. 

Bring the kids and the lawn chairs - the concert is free of charge.

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Bells are Ringing
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Bells are Ringing

Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!

Written by the legendary team of Betty Comden and Adoph Green, with music by Jule Styne at his best, Bells Are Ringing opened on Broadway on November 29, 1956, and ran for just shy of a thousand performances, much to the delight of everyone who loves great musical comedy. (It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won two.)

BELLS ARE RINGING is a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting. Go back in time with us for all the fun.

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Bells are Ringing
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Bells are Ringing

Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!

Written by the legendary team of Betty Comden and Adoph Green, with music by Jule Styne at his best, Bells Are Ringing opened on Broadway on November 29, 1956, and ran for just shy of a thousand performances, much to the delight of everyone who loves great musical comedy. (It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won two.)

BELLS ARE RINGING is a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting. Go back in time with us for all the fun.

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Bells are Ringing
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bells are Ringing

Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!

Written by the legendary team of Betty Comden and Adoph Green, with music by Jule Styne at his best, Bells Are Ringing opened on Broadway on November 29, 1956, and ran for just shy of a thousand performances, much to the delight of everyone who loves great musical comedy. (It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won two.)

BELLS ARE RINGING is a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting. Go back in time with us for all the fun.

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Bells are Rigning
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Bells are Rigning

Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!

Written by the legendary team of Betty Comden and Adoph Green, with music by Jule Styne at his best, Bells Are Ringing opened on Broadway on November 29, 1956, and ran for just shy of a thousand performances, much to the delight of everyone who loves great musical comedy. (It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won two.)

BELLS ARE RINGING is a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting. Go back in time with us for all the fun.

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Bells are Ringing
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bells are Ringing

Bells are Ringing

Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!

Written by the legendary team of Betty Comden and Adoph Green, with music by Jule Styne at his best, Bells Are Ringing opened on Broadway on November 29, 1956, and ran for just shy of a thousand performances, much to the delight of everyone who loves great musical comedy. (It was nominated for four Tony Awards and won two.)

BELLS ARE RINGING is a hilarious slice of the mid-Twentieth Century world lost to voice mail and texting. Go back in time with us for all the fun.

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