The Central Texas Orchestral Society, a member organization of the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple, has announced season memberships for all its 2018-2019 concerts are available online at cacARTS.org.
The first of these four concerts will be a performance by Sybarite5 at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the CAC. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will take place prior to the performance.
Sybarite5 has a classical sound mixed with grit and passion. They have traveled all over the nation performing for audiences from all walks of life. Their debut album, “Disturb the Silence,” reached the top of Billboard’s charts shortly after releasing it. Sybarite5 has a unique and diverse energy that engages and entertains their audience.
There will be an UpClose with the Artists pre-concert reception honoring CTOS benefactors 3 p.m. in Strasburger Hall. Artists will informally discuss their music, as well as host a question and answer session for concertgoers. The 2018-2019 Wildflower Belle and Escorts will be formally introduced during the pre-concert reception provided by Board Members of CTOS.
The second concert of the season will be a performance by Kenny Broberg, a talented 23-year-old pianist known internationally as a competitive force to be reckoned with. Broberg is a 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Silver Medalist and has won many other awards for his astonishing creativity and expertise. This will be the 10th annual Van Cliburn concert presented jointly by the Temple Symphony Orchestra and CTOS. The concert will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sue and Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in Belton.
A performance by Fandango! will take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the CAC. There will be a reception before the performance. Fandango! uses a spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan and classical sounds with flute, guitar, violin and cello. The group is comprised of two married couples with fierce musical talents. They have played in a wide range of places like Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center, National Concert Hall of Taipei, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Kolkata International Guitar Festival, Palau de la Musica and many other venues.
Fandango! will also present the Marty Lundgren Master Class 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Mayborn Auditorium at the CAC. The master class is named in honor of Marty Lundgren, one of the founding members of the Wildflower Guild and a key player in the creation of the Wildflower Belles program. Lundgren, a trained concert pianist and teacher, volunteered his time and talents to Guild efforts and performed concerts and recitals to benefit the Guild.
The final concert of the season will be a performance by the Rastrelli Cello Quartet 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the CAC. A reception will be offered before the concert starts. This unique ensemble uses non-traditional Russian cello techniques and aims to play music that does not necessarily fit in a genre. The Rastrelli have performed around the world at prestigious venues and they are coming to Temple to entertain Central Texans with their unique sound.
CTOS season memberships are currently available prior to the first concert in September. Season membership ranges from $100 to $1,000, which includes a variety of benefits for the memberships, depending on which benefits patrons might prefer with their tickets. Individual tickets for all shows are available online and at the door, and active duty military always receive free admission with ID.
For more information, or to purchase tickets or memberships, visit cacARTS.org/orchestra.