Where did we come from?
The Clear Lake Symphony, with Music Director
Charles Johnson, starts its 43rd season in the fall of 2018
and numbers over seventy players from the Bay Area. The symphony,
recognized as a premiere community orchestra, is a member of ASCAP and
BMI. It seeks to complement the activities of nearby professional
orchestra 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 to qualified musicians both to
perform with a classical orchestra and to participate in the music education
of the area.
performances are held each
season featuring classical selections and guest soloists. In addition
to their classical repertoire, the Symphony performs a Christmas "Pops" Gala
and a Fall "Pops" Concert annually.
All concerts are held at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium, 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay at 7:30
pm (see concert dates).
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.