Where did we come from?
The Clear Lake Symphony, with Music Director
Charles Johnson, starts its 38th season in the fall of 2013
and numbers over seventy players from the Bay Area. The
symphony, recognized as a premiere community orchestra, is a member of the
American Symphony Orchestra League, ASCAP and BMI. It seeks to complement the activities of nearby
professional orchestras by providing opportunities for Bay Area
musicians to perform in a variety of musical experiences for the
enjoyment of the Bay Area Community. Started in 1976, as the
University of Houston-Clear Lake Community Orchestra, the Symphony
incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983 and was then renamed
the Clear Lake Symphony (CLS). The Symphony maintains a 501 (C)
(3) non-profit status from the IRS.
The major goals of the CLS are to present classical music for the
residents of the Bay area and to provide opportunities for Bay Area musicians
to create a variety of musical experiences for the enjoyment of the
community and to participate in
education of the area.
are held each season featuring various classical selections and guest
soloists. In addition to their classical repertoire, the Symphony
performs a Christmas
"Pops" Gala and a Fall "Pops" Concert annually.
Concerts will be held either at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay or at
University Baptist Church , 16106 Middlebrook Drive in Clear Lake\ at 7:30
pm (see concert dates for locations).
To enhance the music education of the community,
the symphony holds an Annual Youth Concerto
Competition. Winners are
invited to perform at one of the specially planned classical concerts
during the season. Also, individual and small groups of musicians perform
in area schools and libraries as schedules permit, at no cost to the
Call 281-488-0066 (Eye Trends) for ticket information. or call 713-639-0702 (the Symphony Hotline) for other information.