This year, the Topeka Symphony will perform the music of America. Our playlist includes music that represents regions of the country, from the Grand Canyon to the Mississippi, from the great National Parks to Central Park, from our highways to the streets of our cities. We’ll play Gershwin’s jazzy showstoppers, Dvořák’s celebration of the new world, and we’ll break out a brand new Bluegrass concerto for violin that will bring down the house.
In selecting music for this season, I wanted the history and landscape of America to take center stage. I wanted to create the sense that if you could travel not just across the country’s highways, but across its history, these are the songs and sounds that would make up the background soundtrack. You would hear a little folk music, you would hear jazz, you would hear bluegrass, you would hear Hollywood scores, and you would hear songs. I wanted to listen to America.
Join us for our most thrilling season yet, as we listen to America, and find the new and rediscover the old. It’s going to be an amazing ride.
Kyle Wiley Pickett,
Music Director and Conductor
The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth.