Fort Bend Symphony Announces New Season And Music Director

Published: August 10, 2014 By Nancy V. Mills, APR 281.491.2369

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2014-15 season under the direction of new Music Director Dominique Røyem. The five-concert subscription series, which promises something for young and old as well as an additional performance of the orchestra’s popular Christmas concert, is now on sale.

The 2014-15 series includes these concerts:

Hauntcert on Sunday, October 26, 2014
Spectacularly spooky and exciting music to send a chill down your spine. Costume contest included.

Deck the Halls on Sunday, December 7, 2014
Celebrate the season with all your favorite Christmas music - featuring the HBU Schola Cantorum.

Stormy Weather on Sunday, February 22, 2015
Chase the clouds away with electrifying music about storms - including Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony.

On the Trail on Saturday, March 21, 2015
Calling all kids!  Ride along on a musical adventure as we explore storytelling through music at our Children’s Concert.

Fabulous 40’s! on Sunday, May 17, 2015
Travel back to the swing era as we tune in to this special radio style concert, and listen to the music and stories of the fabulous 40s.

All concerts begin at 2 p.m. with an additional 7 p.m. concert for Deck the Halls. All concerts, except On the Trail, are at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. On the Trail is at B.F. Terry High School’s Graeber Auditorium, 5500 Avenue N in Rosenberg. Parking is free at both locations.

New Music Director
Dominique RøyemRøyem replaces Dr. Héctor Agüero who moved to Oregon. An active guest conductor, she has worked with various ensembles including Kiev’s Ukrainian State Orchestra, Bulgaria’s Plevin Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony, Moores Opera Center, Sugar Land Opera, HBU Opera Theatre and the Houston Civic Orchestra. During the Houston Grand Opera’s past two seasons, she served as music director for its Opera to Go! performances at schools and community centers. Røyem also serves on the Imperial Performing Arts Artistic Advisory Board.

Speaking about her selection as FBSO’s new music director, Røyem said, “FBSO is a vibrant arts organization that is creating wonderful concerts for everyone. I am excited to serve them as music director as we continue to make great art.”

Season Ticket Information
The five-concert subscription series for FBSO’s 2014-15 season is available at prices ranging from $62.50 to $137.50, depending on seat location. A discount for seniors 55 and over, military and students provides additional savings. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult, but must have a ticket. There is a limit of three children’s tickets per adult.

Tickets may be purchased online at fbso.org or by calling 281.276.9642.

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About the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra
The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO), founded in 1992, enriches the lives of Fort Bend residents and surrounding areas with live symphonic music presented by its volunteer members. The full-size orchestra, complete with brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion, represents an abundant cross-section of local talent, most of whom reside in the Fort Bend area. FBSO also fosters local musicians through sponsorship of an annual Concerto Competition and opportunities to perform with the Orchestra.