Under the able leadership of Thomas Fairlie, founding Musical Director/ Conductor, the Temple Symphony Orchestra embarks on its 19th season. The TSO is made up of approximately 65 talented, professional musicians from the greater Temple and Central Texas area. Most are educators, but all have a passion for music and their instrument.Read More: Our Mission
Thomas Fairlie is the founding Musical Director/ Conductor of the Temple Symphony Orchestra and leads the orchestra in its nineteenth season. He was instrumental in developing the board of directors in 1994, and continues to assist the board in long-range planning, fundraising, public relations and artistic development. With his and the TSO board's encouragement and assistance, classical music lovers from Georgetown, Texas, founded the Georgetown Symphony Society in 1999 with the Temple Symphony season as its base. Under his direction the orchestra has expanded its concert offerings to Georgetown, Cameron, Copperas Cove and Ft. Hood, Texas.Read More: Artistic Director
September 14, 2013
October 26, 2013
Van Cliburn Crystal Medalist
December 7, 2013
Holiday Concert - Pianist Rich Ridenour
Temple College Academie Musique Children's Choir
January 25, 2014
"A Night at the Opera"
(Not part of regular season)
March 1, 2014
March 29, 2014
The Temple Jazz Orchestra - Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron
April 25, 2014
Tickets for symphony concerts are available as general seating admission.
(In consideration of everyone in the audience, children under 6 years of age are not permitted in the auditorium.)
Individual Tickets: Adult $20 Student $5
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All of the performances are held at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College, except for the VanCliburn Recital in October that is held at the Cultural Activities Center.
Mary Alice Marshall Performance Center
2600 S. First Street
Temple, TX 76504
Map to MAMPC
Cultural Activities Center
3011 N. Third Street
Temple, TX 76501
Map to CAC
Professional Staff: Thomas Fairlie, Musical Director/Conductor; James Flowers, Personnel Director; Brent Colwell, Librarian
Board of Directors: Executive Board - Dr. Johnette Frentz, President; Rosemary Hauser, President-Elect; Ilene Miller, Secretary; Andy Montgomery, Treasurer; Don Nelson, Past President
Board Members - Frank Coachman; Maretta Deiterman; Will Lowery; Allan Lueck; Ilene Miller; John Mischtian; David Perez-Guerra; Dr. Barbara Weiss Probe; Richard Schneider; Carlyle Walton;
We Couldn't Do It Without You!
The Temple Symphony Orchestra continues to rely on our community, businesses and patrons to keep the sensational sounds coming!
There are so many ways that YOU can be a part of our continued success.Read more: Ways to Contribute
The Temple Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and companies for their generous support.
Wendland Family Trust
- E Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
- City of Temple
- Joe and Louise Cook Foundation
- Barbara and Erroll Wendland
- Friends of the Temple Symphony Orchestra
- Panda Power Funds
- Scott & White
- Texas Commission on the Arts
Temple Symphony Orchestra
100 West Adams Avenue
Temple, TX 76501.
Phone: (254) 778-NOTE
We Want to HEAR from you!
Each season, our Musical Director, Thomas Fairlie, works diligently to provide a varied range of classical and popular music performances and selections to appeal to a large audience. We would love to hear from you! If there are specific composers, musical selections, performers, etc. that you would like to hear during a Temple Symphony Orchestra performance season, please let us know! EMAIL US!
Many symphony supporters strengthen our financial picture by becoming advertisers in our season programs. Please join this special group of individuals by contacting us at 254.778.NOTE or by email.
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Here is a list of our current Advertiser's for this season.