Welcome to the TSO's 76th Season!

2021 - 2022 SEASON

We’re back in White Concert Hall and your Topeka Symphony Orchestra is ready to dance!

After an unusual year of limited audiences, smaller orchestras, and maybe a lot of time alone on our couches or in front of our screens, it’s time to get back together, get on our feet, and dance! This season is full of energetic and upbeat music that was either written for or inspired by dance, and we know it’s going to have us all tapping our toes and itching to dance along. 


Kyle Wiley Pickett, Music Director and Conductor

Homecoming Dance

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, October 2, 2021
7:30 PM

Arturo Marquez – Danzon No. 2

Pablo Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
     With Rachel Lee Priday, Violin

Pablo Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen
     With Rachel Lee Priday, Violin

Igor Stravinsky – Firebird(1945)

Don’t miss the Homecoming Dance! Our opening night of the season will be a joyful celebration of thrilling dance rhythms to usher in our new year. There will be orchestral fireworks with Stravinsky’s Firebird ballet score and you’ll have a hard time not dancing along to Marquez’s Danzon No. 2. We will also feature a true star soloist - virtuoso violinist Rachel Lee Priday will thrill you with sultry, ecstatic, and spectacular dances for violin and orchestra.

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Homecoming Dance

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
7:30 PM

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Fancy Footwork

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Saturday, November 13, 2021
7:30 PM

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Fancy Footwork

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, November 13, 2021
7:30 PM

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Petite Suite de concert

Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

Clara Schumann – Piano Concerto
     With Anna Shelest, Piano

Cecile Chaminade – Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra
     With Anna Shelest, Piano

Don’t look at your feet! Enjoy an eclectic evening of orchestral and piano show-stoppers, including Dvorak’s high-spirited Slavonic Dances and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s lively Petite Suite de concert. We also welcome to our stage for the first time the wonderful pianist Anna Shelest, who will play two amazing and neglected works for piano and orchestra – Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Cecile Chaminade’s Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra.

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POPS - Holiday Concert - En Pointe

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7:30 PM

Tchaikovsky- Nutcracker Selections
     With the Kansas State University Tap         Dance Ensemble

Other holiday favorites

We’ll be right en pointe for the holiday season with music from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This ballet has become a beloved part of the season and it is especially thrilling to hear this music played by a full symphony orchestra. Our Holiday concert is always one of our biggest hits of the season, and this year will be no exception! Get your tickets early so you won’t miss your seasonal favorites and a return of our audience carol sing!

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POPS - Holiday Concert - En Pointe

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7:30 PM

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Sentimental Sarabande

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
7:30 PM

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Sentimental Sarabande

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, January 22, 2022
7:30 PM

Gabriella Lena Frank - Coqueteos - from Leyendas

William Grant Still - Summerland

Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony

Anton Dvorak - Serenade for Winds

We’ll start off 2022 with an intimate concert of romantic and soulful dances, including Gabriella Lena Frank’s flirtatious Conqesteos from Leyendas and William Grant Still’s transcendent and enchanting Summerland. The Topeka Symphony’s wind section will get a chance in the spotlight with Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds, and the string section is featured in Benjamin Britten’s playful Simple Symphony, full of dance-motifs and charm.

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Pas de Deux

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Saturday, February 12, 2022
7:30 PM

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Pas de Deux

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, February 12, 2022
7:30 PM

Amy Beach – Bal Masque

David Briggs – Organ Concerto

Maurice Ravel – Daphnis and Chloe

The Pas de Deux is a grand duet - a love story in ballet form - and at this concert we present the epic love story of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe. Gorgeous and lush, this orchestral masterpiece tells an impressionistic story. We are also excited to present American composer Amy Beach’s courtly and elegant Bal Masque for the first time in Topeka. Our soloist David Briggs is one of the preeminent organists of our time, and we are pleased to feature him playing his own organ concerto on the magnificent organ in White Concert Hall.

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Dance around, around

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Saturday, April 9, 2022
7:30 PM

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Dance around, around

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, April 9, 2022
7:30 PM

Johann Strauss, Jr. – Voices of Spring Waltz

Young Artist Competition Winner

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 – The Titan

At our final masterworks concert of the year, we bring Europe’s many dance traditions together. You’ll hear a traditional elegant, swirling Viennese Waltz, by Johann Strauss, Jr., who was, of course, the “Waltz King.” You’ll enjoy the exciting performance of our Young Artist Competition winner. We conclude our concert with Mahler’s epic First Symphony, which includes foot-stomping dances and yodeling that Mahler had already put to good use in one of his first songs, Hans und Grete. "Dance around, around!" the song goes. "Let whoever is happy weave in and out! Let whoever has cares find his way home."

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POPS - Flamenco!

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:30 PM

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POPS - Flamenco!

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
Saturday, May 14, 2022
7:30 PM

An Evening of Flamenco Dance           with Dancers, Guitar, and                 Orchestra

We will finish our season of dance music with a Spanish flourish! Join us for a thrilling evening of Flamenco music with Kansas City’s own Flamenco group Ensemble Iberica. Hear the rhythms and melodies of Spain as the orchestra is joined by guitar, percussion, and vocals. Watch as the drama of the Flamenco dance is brought to our stage. It will be a great way to cap a season of Dance Mix!

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Information

NOT ON SALE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1

Single Ticket Pricing:

(Section 1/Section 2)

Adult – $40/$38

Senior – $35/$33

Student – $20/$17

(sales tax and a handling fee will be added onto your ticket order)


Please Note: All concerts will be live-streamed this season and can be purchased for $20 per concert or $125 for the entire season. Seven Concert Season Ticket subcriptions include live-stream access for all concerts.

 


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