Amarillo Symphony returns to live concerts at the Globe-News Center | KAMR


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Symphony has announced that it will return to performing live for audiences at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. Departure
On April 23 and 24 and until the end of the 2021 season, Maestro Jacomo Bairos and the
the musicians of the orchestra will give 6 live concerts: April, May, June, September, October and

The announcement said: “With patron safety in mind, the Symphony Orchestra is planning limited capacity in the hall for concerts in April, May and June, and will welcome patrons in accordance with social distancing guidelines. The Symphony encourages patrons to wear face coverings at the Globe-News Center. »

Performances, according to the Symphony Orchestra, will take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each concert night, Friday and Saturday, to provide appropriate space between each party. The Symphony Orchestra has asked customers to arrive 30 minutes before the concert. Each performance will last one hour without intermission.

Sales of single tickets, the Symphony Orchestra said, will be limited. To check availability, please call 806-376-8782 or email Guest Communications Manager, Sammy Carter:

Subscriber tickets for the 2020-2021 season are listed as valid for all 6 concerts this season, and tickets will be posted soon for the April, May and June concerts. If you are a season ticket holder and are unable to attend one of our concerts, please notify the Symphony Orchestra so that your tickets can be released as a tax-deductible donation.

Announced later, this season marks the end of Maestro Jacomo Bairos’ tenure. These concerts, the Symphony said, “will pay tribute to the musical vision and leadership of Bairos, who helped make the Amarillo Symphony an orchestra of the 21st century.”

Bairos said: “My tenure at the Amarillo Symphony has been one of the deepest,
significant and life-changing chapters of my life. I’m proud of Amarillo’s ability to kiss
the unique mission and vision of the Symphony Orchestra.

Executive Director Andrew Hay said: “Maestro Bairos has been instrumental in keeping the
digital experiences that got us through the last 12 months of the pandemic, and its energy,
vision and enthusiasm ensured that the Symphony never tired or stagnated during this period. This
is quite normal that he ends his term with the Symphony Orchestra on the podium alongside his colleagues
and in front of the community that has embraced it for the past 8 years. The 2021 season will be
to be an amazing experience!”

Upcoming highlights of the 2021 Symphony season include:

  • Bairos and guest artist Joachim Horsley welcome the return of the public live at the Globe-News Center with Beethoven in Havana and Gershwin’s An American in Paris (April 23 & 24, 2021)
  • Bairos and his orchestra join talented pianist Diego Caetano for Shostakovich’s fiery First Piano Concerto, as well as Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and George Walker’s poignant Lyric for Strings (May 7 and 8, 2021)
  • Additionally, Bairos and guest soloist Brandie Sutton perform Gustav Mahler’s Ethereal Symphony No. 4, which describes a vision of heavenly life (June 4 and 5, 2021)
  • The 2021 season will also see Bairos, the Orchestra and guest pianist Awadagin Pratt perform Price’s One-Movement Piano Concerto and Shostakovich’s epic Tenth Symphony (September 17 and 18, 2021)
  • Bairos and the orchestra perform Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and talented violinist Benjamin Beilman also joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (October 15 and 16, 2021)
  • Bairos and Orchestra perform a world premiere by Chris Rogerson, with renowned soloist J’Nai Bridges. The evening also sees the performance of Mozart’s sublime and masterful Requiem. There’s no better way to bid farewell to the extraordinary and dynamic tenure of Jacomo Bairos (November 19 and 20, 2021)

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