2015/2016 Season


THE FRENCH CONNECTION   –   September

Classical Concert #1

September 18-19, 2015
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Veronika Böhmová, Piano

Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Stravinsky Rite of Spring

In collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art’s Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Series supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Sponsored by

Western Refining CompanyNEA    

AYKAL RETURNS   –   October

Classical Concert #2

October 23-24, 2015
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Gürer Aykal, Emeritus Conductor
El Paso Brass
Kellie Rumba Rattay, Soprano

Ferit Tüzün Söylesi
Sibelius Finlandia, op. 26
Piazzolla (Arr. J.D. Shaw) Tango Apasionado
Mahler Symphony No. 4, G major


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Sponsored by

The Stewart FoundationMattress Firm    

ROMANTIC FANTASIES   –   November

Classical Concert #3

November 20-21, 2015
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Pip Clarke, Violin
Walt Strony, Organ

Osvaldo Mendoza Overture to Victory (World Premiere)
Bruch Scottish Fantasy, op. 46
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78
(Organ Symphony featuring the Plaza Theatre Wurlitzer)

Guest Artist Underwriter: Judy & Kirk Robison

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Sponsored by

Helen Susan Coles

VARIATIONS ON FRIENDS   –   January

January 22-23, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Zuill Bailey, Cello

Brahms Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a
Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Elgar Enigma Variations op. 36


In collaboration with EPPM Chamber Music Festival



Sponsored by

Beverly & Ken Jinkerson

DVORAK AND AMERICA   –   February

Classical Concert #5

February 19-20, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Kevin Deas, Baritone

Dvořák in Search of America and Melodrama (Multi Media)
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 (From the New World)

"Dvorak and America" is part of the "Music Unwound" consortium supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Sponsored by

El Paso Community Foundation    NEH    

CELEBRATING 85 YEARS   –   April

Classical Concert #6

April 29-30, 2016
Plaza Theatre, 7:30pm

Bohuslav Rattay, Conductor
Kellie Rumba Rattay, Soprano
Cherry Duke, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Downen, Tenor
Ricardo Herrera, Bass
UTEP Choral Union

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 (Ode to Joy)



Sponsored by

BBVA Compass Bank    Helen of Troy    

POP GOES THE FORT   –   July

July 4, 2016
Biggs Park, Fort Bliss

CELEBRATE AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE
Concert and Fireworks display in honor of the brave men and women of Fort Bliss and all those who have served to protect our country.

Saturday, July 4, 8pm Biggs Park, Fort Bliss
5:30pm 50 gun Salute to the Union

8:00pm CONCERT & FIREWORKS
featuring the cool & patriotic sounds of the
EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Andy Moran, Conductor


free & open to the general public
food vendors on site · bring your lawn chairs/blankets
Easy access to Biggs Park - simply present valid I.D.


Sponsored by

MGB Construction    Clark McCarthy Health Partners II    

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.