The French Connection

Richard Lee, Conductor

photo: (c)Portraits by Bryan


Russell Houston, cello


Richard Lee conducts an evening from and inspired by France.  Joining the orchestra for the concert is cellist Russell Houston, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition.


March 9, 2013 , 7:30 p.m.


UT Tyler Cowan Center


Mozart:   Symphony No. 31 in D major,

                K.297, "Paris"

Side by Side Performance

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in

                       A minor, Op. 33

Russell Houston, cello

Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne Suite

Gershwin:  An American in Paris


Listen to music excerpts:

Gaîté Parisienne - Overture

(New York Philharmonic)

Gaîté Parisienne - Cancan

(New York Philharmonic)

An American in Paris - Clip 1

(Rochester Philharmonic)

An American in Paris - Clip 2

(Rochester Philharmonic)


Programming subject to change


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Read Jim Yancy's Program Notes for this concert


Concert Sponsor:

Barbara Shtofman

Guest Artist Support:

Mr. and Mrs.

Scott Knight

Watson W. Wise Foundation


Additional Concert Support:

National Endowment

for the Arts


Open Rehearsal Sponsor:

Bank of Tyler

Season Sponsor:

Women's Symphony League of Tyler



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