Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Crosswinds Community Church, Hobbs, NM – 7:00 pm
Bria Skonberg , a specialist in classic American hot jazz, expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album "So Is The Day" peaked at #7 on the National Jazz Charts, and featured original compositions and NOLA inspired stylistic fusions. Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing! Award (2015), DownBeat Magazine Rising Star (2013-15), The New York Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist (2014), Hot House Magazine Best Vocal, Best Trumpet (2014-15), a nominee for Jazz Journalists' Association Up and Coming Artist (2013), and more. She is an educator, Co-Director/Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp, and Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival (2012-). Bria Skonberg is a Bach/Conn-Selmer Artist.
Monday, October 17, 2016 – Tydings Auditorium, Hobbs NM – 7:00 pm
Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Tour of Schools - Join with our Orchestra as we perform the Music of George Gershwin and will feature pianist and Steinway artist Melissa Marse. Selections will include: Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue, and American in Paris. The next day the Symphony will present the annual Tour of Schools which is a program devised to introduce and educate elementary students in Lea County about the wonderful world of symphonic orchestra through a creative, interactive experience of music performance.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Tydings Auditorium, Hobbs, NM – 7:00 pm
Sons of the Pioneers - Back by popular demand! For over 75 years the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American West celebrating the West, its awesome landscape, its people, its culture and the American Cowboy. Certainly, many of the songs they originally introduced and which have been the groups signature, such as Tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Waterand Ghost Riders in the Sky,have become forever entwined into the very fabric of the West. Their songs are unabashed love songs to the West. It created mega stardom for people like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, and Rex Allen. Join us for a nostalgic “night ‘round the campfire”!
Monday, January 30, 2017 – Tydings Auditorium, Hobbs, NM – 7:00 pm
The StepCrew is an unbelievable show which brings together three styles of exhilarating dance forms – Ottawa Valley Stepdance, Irish Stepdance, and Tap. With virtuosic dancers and musicians from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish The Ladies, and Bowfire, this cast of outstanding talent takes you on a dance journey as champions in their respective art forms showing audiences the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles. As if dancing weren’t enough, The StepCrew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble comprised of some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today. “The StepCrew is a brilliant visual and musical display of the most talented dancers I’ve seen. It’s refreshing to see a performance of this style based on pure ability as the dancers are certainly nothing less than virtuosic in their respective styles. ”— PADDY MOLONEY - The Chieftainshttps://youtu.be/kCBRk2WTKPM
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Tydings Auditorium, Hobbs, NM – 7:00 pm
Southwest Symphony Orchestra featuring Forte
Forte Tenors, Americas Got Talent Season 8 finalists, is a classical crossover-operatic pop trio comprising tenors Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Hana Ryu. This exciting group will join with our Orchestra for a romantic shared night of music and artistry that is not to be missed! Forte has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House, sharing their special blend of vocal magic that has won them legions of fans across the country. After signing with Columbia Records, their eponymous debut album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart. Their sophomore album, The Future Classics, includes their take on popular songs and music composed for Game of Thrones.
Friday, March 10, 2017 – Crosswinds Community Church, Hobbs, NM - 7:00 pm
Permian Basin String Quartet
Described by the Odessa American as “a precise and authoritative sound” the Permian Basin String Quartet (PBSQ) is the resident quartet of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and is comprised of the principal string players of the orchestra. The quartet members have developed a loyal audience and a reputation as a leading ensemble in the Permian Basin. In 2015, the PBSQ was the featured guest artist on the Abilene Christian University (ACU) Tour as the soloists on Short Stories by Joel Puckett as well as gave the Texas premiers of several works by ACU visiting composer Hyunjoo Lee. The PBSQ frequently appears with the San Angelo State University Choir, has given masterclasses in Mexico and Lubbock, TX as well as appeared with Chamber Music Amarillo. The PBSQ has also partnered with UTPB as the faculty for the All-Region Summer Workshop as well as the Hartwick College Summer Festival in Oneonta, NY. Members of the PBSQ are on faculty at UTPB, ACU, Midland College, and Odessa College as well as maintaining private studios.
Sunday, April, 23, 2017 – First United Methodist Church, Hobbs, NM – 3:00 pm
Southwest Symphony Orchestra featuring guest harp soloist Andrea Wittchen-Join with our Orchestra for a classical afternoon featuring harp soloist Andrea Wittchen. Ms. Wittchen is well known throughout the east as an accomplished solo, chamber, and orchestral harpist with an impressive style and artistry. She is Principal Harpist with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, and teaches harp at both Lehigh University and Moravian College. She has appeared many times as a soloist with LVCO, the Schuylkill Symphony, and the Bloomsburg University Orchestra. She has also performed with such stars as Bernadette Peters, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Marilyn Horne, Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton-John, Debbie Boone, and Rosemary Clooney. Her orchestral work includes the Williamsport Symphony, Lehigh University Philharmonic, Berks Chamber Orchestra, Hershey Symphony, Bucknell University Orchestra, Reading Choral Society and Civic Opera, Pottstown Symphony, and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, to name a few.
Adult Season Tickets are $50.00 for all seven performances
(over 50% off the door price for each performance!)
Adult Door tickets are 20.00 per concert
*18 & under are FREE to all performances- Please be mindful of small children and attend to them at the concerts for the enjoyment of all!
College Students with current ID are FREE at the door