SOST brings “Cirque de la Symphonie” to Beaumont
BEAUMONT – The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) brings the magic of the well-known “Cirque” acrobats and performers front and center to the Julie Rogers Theatre stage alongside the orchestra for a thrilling evening at 7:30 p.m. onSaturday, Sept. 17 as they kick off their 64th season.
“Cirque de la Symphonie” will be an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world — aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. These accomplished veterans include world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, Olympians and some of the most original talent ever seen. Each artist’s performance is professionally choreographed to selections from great works such as Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Bizet’s “Carmen Suite,” Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and more. These classical masterpieces all transform into a new dimension as the aerialists fly overhead and acrobatic feats are performed.
Adding a stunning visual element to the concert experience, these aerialists and acrobats provide a three-dimensional entertainment extravaganza. According to their website, Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over 100 orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience. Orchestras play with enhanced enthusiasm, while patrons marvel at the jaw-dropping spectacle of aerialists flying overhead and astonishing acrobatic feats.
This fusion of power and majesty of the live orchestra with the best of cirque artistry results in a spectacularly entertaining event! The Grand Rapids Press described the performance as: “What Ravel and Tchaikovsky do for the ear, Cirque de la Symphonie does for the eye with lingering routines in the air and inexplicable feats of strength on the ground.” Reviewers continue to describe the acts as “breathtaking,” “mesmerizing,” and with “incredible precision and timing.”
“Cirque de la Symphonie” is sponsored by Goodyear Beaumont Chemical; guest artist sponsored by the Symphony League of Beaumont.
Season tickets are available with prices ranging from $111 to $193. Single ticket prices range from $26 to $46; senior, student and group discounts are available. To purchase tickets or get more information, go to www.sost.org or contact the Symphony office at(409) 892-2257.
The Symphony of Southeast Texas continues its mission of presenting educational, entertaining, and culturally enriching programs of the highest artistic quality and, as always, promises to be “Good to the last note!”