CCSO CONCERT PREVIEW: FEBRUARY 6, 2021

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 Kicks Off the Season! February 6 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PMPerforming Arts Center at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.Learn More and Get Tickets Contributed by: Mark Francis Bach sought to provide him with examples of his work, possibly leading to a commission or employment. These concertos are a type of concerto called a concerto […]

The Harpsichord and The 3B’s

In preparation for the February 6, 2021 concert, The 3 Bs, join Hector Guzman, conductor of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, to learn about the harpsichord. This pre-piano instrument has a unique sound you won’t want to miss in-person in 2021!

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 […]

The Hero’s Journey

In this video premier, join trumpeter Mary Thornton as she takes you through the wide range of emotions the trumpet can portray; from the entry of a hero to the gentle beauty of “Over the Rainbow.” Watch this new video to find out why Mary says, “when the trumpet plays, that’s when the excitement happens.”

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 […]

The Key of Love

In this video premier, join Dr. David Sutanto, piano professor at Del Mar College and principal pianist for the CCSO, as he discusses the basics of really getting to know classical music. David takes us on a in-depth look into Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven, highlighting some hidden gems within this piece written in “The Key of […]

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 […]

Video Feature: Love at First Sound

In this video premier, we hear from Diana Sipes (Flute) and Dan Sipes (Tuba) about their journey through music, love, life and the CCSO. Join them in their stories as they travel from “The Magical Flute” to their experiences having a family while performing in the orchestra. It really was Love at First Sound.

Corpus Christi Symphony Reschedules Concert Season

The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra has announced that it has rescheduled its 2020-2021 concert season due to governmental guidelines regarding large audience gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. The Symphony is rescheduling concerts originally scheduled for October and November and moving its popular Home for the Holidays concert from December to July 2021 to protect the health […]

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 […]