Garland Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015-2016 “Symphonic Treasures!” on December 18, 2015 at 8:00PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium, Garland, TX. This concert features holiday favorites from the GSO along with our annual Holiday Sing-Along. This concert features baritone, Theodor Carlson.
The season with the Garland Symphony Orchestra will explore masterpieces inspired by visions of riches. From Auber’s Overture to The Crown Diamonds to Lehar’s Gold and Silver Waltz, it promises to be a glittering array of musical treasures. Along the way, the LCSO’s ninety-three sparkling musicians will bring you music from Shostakovich’s Age of Gold Suite, Wolf-Ferrari’s Jewels of the Madonna, Wagner’s The Rheingold, and many more symphonic gems.
Theodore Carlson (newly settled in Flower Mound) comes from Ann Arbor, where he studied singing from the age of thirteen. Before he finished High School he had soloed with the Ann Arbor Symphony, presented Schumann’s song -cycle Dichterliebe, and had sung arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni with orchestra and studied with the famous bass Carlos Chausson. Numerous academic awards and a full scholarship to study at the University of Michigan School of Music afforded him lessons with Eva Likova, and Lorna Haywood. As a concert and oratorio singer, he performed with The Detroit Symphony, Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. His concert repertoire ranges from Bach and Mendelssohn oratorios to Mahler’s orchestral songs . He was featured with the Aix la Chapelle Symphony, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Württemberg State Orchestra Stuttgart, Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra, the North German Radio Orchestra the Philharmonic Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Radio-Television-Luxemburg Orchestra, and the Orchestra Royal de Wallonia.
An engagement at the Zurich Opera as Conte Robinson (Il Matrimonio Segretto), was soon followed by appearances at the National Theatre Mannheim in Cosi fan Tutte, I Pagliacci, Lucia di Lammermoor and Un Ballo in Maschera. His operatic repertoire includes roles such as Rigoletto, Macbeth, Mandryka (Arabella) Dr. Schön (Lulu) Il Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Rodrigo di Posa (Don Carlo), Jokanaan (Salome), and The Flying Dutchman. He has been featured in operas in Aachen, Barcelona, Braunschweig, Detroit, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Krefeld, Lübeck, Mainz, New York, and Schwerin, Warsaw, the Munich Theatre on Gaertnerplatz, Don Pizarro (Fidelio) and Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor). In Mannheim Carlson sang the role VERRINA in Edouard Lalo’s Fiesque, a world premiere. His debut in Frankfurt was Iago in Otello.
Carlson recently presented a solo recital at the Liceu Opera in Barcelona. For the German College of Barcelona he has directed Mozart’s ,Die Zauberflöte and presented a lecture/ demonstration about Franz Schubert. This December, Carlson will sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Thüringen Philharmonic and, in he is the featured soloist with the Frankfurt Philharmonic. A frequent guest of the Dallas Opera where he can be heard in their upcoming Manon.
Garland Symphony Orchestra credits its Music Director, Robert Carter Austin for its continued outstanding and diverse orchestral programming. Maestro Austin’s background encompasses over 30 years of professional music experience and includes degrees from MIT, Cambridge University, and Stanford University. Maestro Austin’s musical experience includes conducting performances in countries including: Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Spain, China, France, Germany, Mexico,
Bulgaria, Ecuador, Colombia, Philippines, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and the United States.
Season tickets as low as $61.50! Single tickets are priced at $16.50, $26.50, $36.50 and $46.50. All are available by telephone (972.252.4800), fax (972.252.4877), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Group discounts are available; please call the Garland Symphony Orchestra office for more information (972.252.4800).
All concerts begin at 8:00PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium
200 N. Fifth Street
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