2016/2017 Season


HEROIC BEGINNINGS   –   September

Classical Concert #1

September 23-24, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Like any good epic, these works have many twists and turns at a breathtaking pace. Our hero, Ilya Yakushev, has mesmerized audiences on three continents. Join the adventure.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Ilya Yakushev, Piano

Barber - The School for Scandal, Overture
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 26, C major
Beethoven - Symphony No.3, op. 55, E-flat major (Eroica)




Sponsored by

The Stewart Foundation

KALEIDOSCOPE   –   October

Classical Concert #2

October 21-22, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Revel in a repertoire as diverse and colorful as our guest artist Chris Brubeck. Everything from a lustful romance to a jazz inspired piece back to a timeless classic.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Chris Brubeck, Trombone

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Liebestod
Chris Brubeck - Prague Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Brahms - Symphony 4, op. 98, E minor






Sponsored by

Western Refining Company    

THE BEST OF THE EAGLE   –   October

Take It To The Limit

October 29, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 8:00pm

Classic rock at its best! EPSO and Jeans ín Classics partner to present the Best of the Eagles.

The Eagles music like youíve never heard it before. A full rock band and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra led by Bohuslav Rattay will be rocking to Witchy Woman, The Boys of Summer, Take it Easy, Hotel California and more!

Take it to the Limit!




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Sponsored by

Clark McCarthy Health Partners II    

WINTER STARS   –   November

Classical Concert #3

November 18-19, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Like stars, these pieces glimmer best in cold darkness. Listen to Misha Vayman's violin draw out the work's dark beauty.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Misha Vayman, Violin

Rossini - La Gazza Ladra, Overture
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 26, G minor
Morten Lauridsen - Lux aeterna featuring the UTEP Concert Chorale




VIVA ESPANA!   –   January

Classical Concert #4

January 20-21, 2017
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

The grandeur of an Orchestra and the soul of a Spanish guitar - what more needs to be said? Let Jason Vieaux whisk you away to a land of terracotta rooftops, passion, and color.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Jason Vieaux, Grammy Award Winning Guitarist

Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, op. 34
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
De Falla - Three Cornered Hat

In collaboration with EPPM Chamber Music Festival



Sponsored by

Beverly & Ken Jinkerson

COPLAND IN MEXICO   –   February

Classical Concert #5

February 17-18, 2017
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Join us for an unforgettble exploration of Mexican folk culture with the music of Copland revueltas. It's a multi-media experience featuring Mexican film Rede accompanied by EPSO.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor

Copland - Hoe-down from Rodeo
Copland - Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
Copland - El Salon Mexico
Revueltas - Redes (movie with live music)


"Copland In Mexico" is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Sponsored by

BBVA Compass Bank    NEH    

THE MUSIC OF PRINCE   –   February

Let's Go Crazy!

February 25, 2017
Plaza Theatre, 8:00pm

Letís Go Crazy! A celebration of an icon, musical innovator, master architect of pop, rock, R&B and funk. The Music of Prince, featuring a full rock band with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

One night only Ė Donít miss it!

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EXPRESSION OF LOVE   –   April

Classical Concert #6

April 21-22, 2017
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Feel love as never before. Schumann and Tchaikovsky capture all of its heartbreaking complexity, with the talents of Alon Goldstein on the piano.

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Alon Goldstein, Piano

Schumann - Piano concerto, op. 54, A minor
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5, op. 64, E minor




Sponsored by

El Paso Community Foundation    

Programs and artists are subject to change without notice. The El Paso Symphony is made possible with the support of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.