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The Woodlands Symphony Continues Its Resurrection

The Woodlands Symphony 2.0 performs Stravinsky and video game music this weekend.

Concertmaster Carlo Mauricio (l) and Artistic Director Darryl Bayer (r) of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra
Concertmaster Carlo Mauricio (l) and Artistic Director Darryl Bayer (r) of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra was originally founded in the early 1990s but was disbanded in 2008. But now the orchestra has been put back together again and is concluding its Resurrection Season this weekend with a concert, Sunday, May 1st, 7 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. It includes Igor Stravinsky‘s Firebird Suite and music from the 25th Anniversary Edition of Zelda, Final Fantasy VII and a suite of selections from Video Games Live.

Conducted by Clifton Evans, formerly of Houston's HSPVA and now director of orchestras at UT Arlington, Sunday's concert will also include the members of the new Woodlands Area Youth Symphony performing side-by-side with the orchestra for the second half.

The orchestra's artistic director Darryl Bayer and concertmaster Carlo Mauricio talk with Houston Public Media's St.John Flynn about the Woodlands Symphony rebirth and this weekend's concert.

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