75 Years of Ovations: Poulenc, Pipes, Music, and Memories

I was so delighted to learn that Maestro Guzman will highlight the symphony’s “Season of Hope” with music for organ and strings at First United Methodist Church this May. Nothing could be more apropos. The news brought with it a flood of musical childhood reminiscences – memories of the Corpus Christi Symphony at First Methodist 51 […]

Reliving a Season: 1966-1967

Contributed By: Michelle Kish Today we look back on the 1966-1967 season of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, a season of lyricists, opera and cutting-edge youth performances. The season ran from October 24, 1966 to April 3, 1967, consisting of seven regular performances and two Young People’s concerts. The CCSO’s 22nd season was led by Conductor […]

Did You Know: CCSO’s Beginning, Part 2

Contributed By: Sandra Messbarger With a $6,500 budget for the first season, the first concert of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra was under the baton of C. Burdett Wolfe. The first concert represented the realization of a dream cherished by local music lovers for several years, even at its present stage, it was the farthest […]

Sidney Wolf : A Corpus Christi Legacy

REFLECTIONS ON 75 YEARS OF OVATIONS Contributed by: Michelle Kish Born in Cleveland on December 8, 1906, Rabbi Sidney A. Wolf would forge many significant paths throughout his life, from spiritual to social to musical; paths that would eventually lead The Caller Times to note Rabbi Wolf as one of the 11 most influential and important people […]

Alec Templeton in Corpus Christi 1948

Today’s History Notes brings you a look back at CCSO’s third season which featured a concert by Alec Templeton at Miller High School Auditorium. In 1948, Templeton, a talented Welsh composter, pianist, satirist and radio personality, played an eclectic concert that included a Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto as well as boogie-woogie piano improvisations and a satire on […]

Reflections on 75 Years of Ovations: Did You Know?

Contributed by: Sandra Messbarger The gem of the Sparkling City by the Sea is truly the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, which began in 1946 through the vision and hard work of the classical music community of Corpus Christi. The Symphony Society of Corpus Christi was chartered in November, 1945 with Rabbi Sydney Wolf as president.  […]