El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday at 8pm

KTEP is proud to present the 2013-2014 season of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the direction of new Music Director Bohuslav Rattay.

Czech conductor Bohuslav Rattay is a busy ambassador for classical music, working with orchestras across the globe to produce symphonic works of all kinds to a diverse audience. The newly appointed Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra also serves as Music Director for the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. As he gains a reputation as one of the finest young talents of his generation, Mr. Rattay combines impassioned and virtuosic musicianship with a determination to bring great music into the lives of all people.

Mr. Rattay holds degrees from the Prague Conservatory, Rice University and the Peabody Institute of Music. He names Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Benjamin Kamins, and Neeme Jarvi as his most influential teachers. Bohuslav divides his time between the United States and Europe, always continuing his quest to find new ways to bring great music into the lives of people on both continents.

Raise The Roof
Overture to Candide
Daugherty: Raise the Roof for Timpani and Orchestra, Andrew Spencer, timpani
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Orff: Carmina Burana
Andrea Edith Moore, Soprano
Eric Hanson, Tenor
Ryan de Ryke, Baritone
UTEP Choral Union and Concert Chorale
Youth Opera of El Paso

A Tale of Two Strausses
J. Strauss:
 ​Die Fledermaus Overture
Mozart: Adagio for Violin & Orchestra
Mozart: Rondo for Violin & Orchestra, featuring Kurt Nikkanen on violin
Rozsa: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra - Theme & Variations, featuring Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Zuill Bailey, cello
J. Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

La Danza Classica
La Forza Del Destino - Overture
Piazzolla: Acongagua
Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneon - Featuring Peter Soave, bandoneon
​Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian

American Romance
​Vltava - The Moldau
Barber: Violin Concerto, featuring Giora Schmidt, violin
Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Romantic


Heart of Gold
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Vadym Kolodenko, piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathetique