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Revel In The Sounds Of The Mid-Texas Symphony's Season Opener

The Mid-Texas Symphony’s performance season is about to kick off on Sunday. The Symphony is different from most in that it doesn’t serve just one city, but both the Seguin and New Braunfels areas.  C.J. Washington Executive Directs the Symphony, which is beginning their 38th season.

“So we do three concerts in Seguin and three concerts in New Braunfels every season. We always start our season at Texas Lutheran University at Jackson Auditorium, Seguin.”

As do most symphonies, the Mid-Tex invites guest artists to play. This Sunday's performance doesn't just feature one, though. It features three. 

“They call themselves a classical band. They’re Revel, and they really believe that classical music is to be reveled in," says Washington. "Played the way that the composer intended—with excitement and passion. They don’t believe that you need to stay seated and staid. They want you to stomp your hands and stomp your feet and  really celebrate the passion that IS classical music.”

Out of the orchestra's 38 years, Washington says Music Director David Mairs has now been conducting there for two decades.

“This is his 20th anniversary as the maestro of the Mid-Texas Symphony. And we’re opening the season with a piece composed by Dave. So that’s going to be really exciting.”

We’ve more on the Sunday event here