Current Season – Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra


Peter Rubardt, Music Director

Opening Night!

September 17, 2016

Classical I: Russian Spectacular

Saenger Theatre – 7:00 p.m.

Featuring world-renowned Guest Pianist, Natasha Paremski.

Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Serge Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts)
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

November 25, 2016

Holiday Peppermint Pops 

Saenger Theatre – 7:00pm

Featuring Guest Soprano, Marcia’ Porter.

A Gulf Coast Tradition! The Holiday Pops is a long-standing GCSO tradition, and the perfect way to launch the season.  Ring in the holidays with this Family-oriented concert.

February 4, 2017

Classical II: Beethoven & Blue Jeans

Saenger Theatre – 7:00 pm

Featuring Guest Conductor, Mariusz Smolij.

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Mikhail Glinka: Kamarinskaya; Fantasy on Two Russian Folksongs
Bedřich Smetana: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Ludwig van Beethoven:     Symphony No. 5

March 18, 2017

Finishing Touches (dress rehearsal) 2:00pm-4:30pm.

Classical III: Vivaldi’s Seasons 

Saenger Theatre – 7:00 pm

Featuring Guest Violinist, In Mo Yang.

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Antonin Dvořák: Serenade for Strings

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Finishing Touches (dress rehearsal) 2:00pm-4:30pm.

Classical IV: Trumpet Showcase

Saenger Theatre – 7:00 pm

Featuring Guest Trumpeter, Brandon Ridenour.

W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35
Johann Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture