2019 | 2020

Summer 2019

Boston Pops

Symphony Hall

Rick Steves' A Symphonic Journey

June 13 & 14, 2019

        Mancini  //  Strings on Fire

        Gould  //  American Salute

        Bernstein  //  Times Square: 1944 from On The Town

        Williams  //  Theme from JFK

        Tyzek, arr.  //  Essential Ellington

               Come Sunday / Take the "A-Train" / Satin Doll / Perdido / Things Aren't the Way They Used to Be

        Bizet/Hyken arr.  //  Refried Farandole

        Smith/Key  //  The Star Spangled Banner

        Strauss  //  Blue Danube Waltzes

        Wagner  //  Prelude to Act. III, from Lohengren

        Smetana  //  Die Moldau

        Verdi  //  Overture to Nabucco

        Elgar  //  Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

        Grieg  //  Morning, from Peer Gynt

        Saint-Saëns  //  Marche Militaire Francais

        Beethoven  //  Ode to Joy

        Sousa  //  Stars and Stripes Forever

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Ben Folds with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

June 28, 2019

Collaborative program with Ben Folds.

Appalachian Summer Music Festival

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Ben Folds with the Winston-Salem Symphony

June 29, 2019

Collaborative program with Ben Folds.

Sewanee Symphony

Guerry Auditorium - University of the South

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

July 14, 2019

        de Falla  //  Three-Cornered Hat

        Rogerson  //  Of Mountains

        Resphigi  //  Pines of Rome

2019-2020 Full Season

(additional concert dates TBA)

Houston Symphony

Fiesta Sinfonica

Jones Hall

Yunuet Laguna with the Houston Symphony

September 15, 2019, 6:00 pm

        Gershwin  //  Cuban Overture

        Lecouna/Gould  //  Gitanerias from Andalucía Suite

                                        La Comparsa from Danzas Afro-Cubanas


        G. Charpentier  //  Depuis le jour from Louise

        J. Serrano  //  ¿Que te importa que no venga? from Los Claveles

        de Falla  //  Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo

                            Two Dances from El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)

                                   II. The Miller’s Dance (Farruca): Poco vivo—moderato assa

                                   III. Final Dance (Jota): Poco mosso—Allegro ritmico, molto moderato e pesante

         J. S. Bach/S. Hyken  //  Toccata y Fuga

Amarillo Symphony

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Jennifer Koh with the Amarillo Symphony

September 20 & 21, 2019

        Rogerson  //  Fanfare

        Tchaikovsky  //  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

        Debussy  //  Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)

        Scriabin  //  Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54

Cincinatti Pops Orchestra Debut

America's Wonders in 3D

Music Hall

October 4, 5, & 6, 2019

       Repertoire TBA

Nu Deco Ensemble

Season Opener feat. Wyclef Jean

The Citadel Miami

October 10-12, 2019

        Darcy James //  The Neighborhood

        Jessie Montgomery //  Banner for strings

        Sam Hyken //  Marvin, A Symphonic Suite

         Special Collaboration with Wyclef Jean

Amarillo Symphony

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Jeremy Denk with the Amarillo Symphony

Oct 18 & 19, 2019

        Bach/Stokowski  //  Mein Jesu, BWV 487

        Mozart  //  Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459

        Schumann  //  Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

San Francisco Symphony

Día De Los Muertos

Davies Symphony Hall

Monsieur Periné with the San Francisco Symphony

November 2, 2019

        Gould  //  Rhumba

        Gabriela Lena Frank  //  Jungle Jaunt

        Aaron Copland  //  El Salón México 

        Gabriela Lena Frank  //  Selections from Dia de los Muertos

        Revueltas  //  Janitzio

        Gould  //  Conga

        Lecuona arr. Gould  //  Gitanerías

Peabody Institute Residency

Masterclasses, Talks, and Coaching November 4th-7th

Symphony Concerts November 7th

       Jessica Meyer //  Go Big or Go Home
       Andy Akiho  //  Ki Iro
       Mason Bates //  Mothership
       Holly Harrison //  And Whether Pigs have Wings
       Ellington arr. Hyken //  Caravan

              *feat. Special Guest Artist Magda Giannikou


Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Cimafunk

North Beach Bandshell

November 9, 2019

        Jessica Meyer   //  Go Big or Go Home

        Electric Kif   //  New Work TBA

        Aaron Lebos //  New Work TBA

        Sam Hyken //  Selections from Daft Punk 2: Robots vs. Humans

        Special Collaboration feat. Cimafunk

Amarillo Symphony

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

November 15 & 16, 2019

        Rogerson  //  It Became Dark

        Haydn  //  Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb: 2

        R. Strauss  //  Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Seattle Symphony

Holiday Pops

Benroya Hall

December 6, 7, & 8

      Anderson  //  Sleigh Ride

       Tchaikovsky //  Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a

                                    Arabian Dance (Coffee)

                                    Russian Dance (Trepak) from Nutcracker Suite

       Rogers  // My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music

       Vaughan-Williams arr. Greaves  //  Fantasia on Greensleeves

       Handel  //  Hallelujiah Chorus from "Messiah"

       Tiomkin arr. Russ & Henning  //  It's a Wonderful Life Suite

       Sam Hyken  //  Chanukka 5776

       Berlin  //  Snow from White Christmas

       Berlin  //  “White Christmas”

       Coots and Gillespie  //  Santa Clause Is Comin’ To Town

       Leontovych and Schendryk  //  Carol of the Bells

       James M Stephenson //  A Holly and Jolly Sing A Long

               *feat. Special Guest Artist Scarlett Strallen

Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at Adrienne Arsht Center feat. PJ Morton & the Miami Mass Choir

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

December 12, 2019

        Hyken / Lebos / Lopez / Matthews  //  Nu Deco Nutcracker

         Special Collaboration feat. the Miami Mass Choir

         Special Collaboration feat. PJ Morton

Sarasota Orchestra

European Grooves

Holley Hall

January 8-12, 2020

        Beethoven  //  Mvt. II. from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
        Dvorak  //  Slavonic Dance No. 7, Op. 46
                          Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46
        Brahms  //  Hungarian Dance No. 4 (F-Sharp minor)
                           Hungarian Dance No. 5 (G Minor)
        Liszt/Doppler  //  Hungarian Rhapsody
        J. STRAUSS JR.  //  Emperor Waltz
                                         Thunder & Lightning
         Beatles Selections (TBA)
         Chariots of Fire

        Arr. Bulla  //  007 Through the Years
        Rossini  //  Willam Tell Overture

Amarillo Symphony

Beethoven @ 250

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Simone Porter with the Amarillo Symphony

January 17 & 18, 2020

        Beethoven  //  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

        Mahler  //  Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

         Respighi  //  Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)

Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at the Citadel feat. Hurray for the Riff Raff

The Citadel Miami

January 24 & 25, 2020

        Steven Freund   //  Unremixed

        Caroline Shaw //  Entr'acte

        Jonathan Bailey Holland //  Motor City Dance Mix

        HykenLebosLopezMatthews //  Fleetwood Mac Symphonic Suite

St. Louis Symphony

Collaboration with Ben Folds

Powell Hall

February 13 & 14, 2020

        Music of Bernstein, Hyken, & Ben Folds


Amarillo Symphony

Scheherazade and Sounds of the Middle East

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Amir Elsaffar with the Amarillo Symphony

February 21 & 22, 2020

        Rimsky-Korsakov  //  Scheherazade, Op. 35

        Elsaffar  //  Sounds of the Middle East

Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at New World Center feat. Robert Glasper

New World Center

March 13 & 14, 2020

        Prokofiev  //  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major Op. 100, II. Allegro Marcato

        Riley  //  In C

        Robert Glasper  //  World Premiere TBA

         Special Collaboration feat. Robert Glasper

        Hyken / Lebos / Lopez / Matthews  //  James Brown Symphonic Suite

Sarasota Orchestra

Latin Beats

Holley Hall

March 19-24

        Bach arr. Hyken  //  Toccata y Fuga en Re Menor        

        de Falla  //  Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
        Bizet  //  Carmen Suite

        Lecuona arr. Gould  //  Music of Cuban Master Ernesto Lecuona

                                                    Gitanerias from Andalucia

                                                    La Comparsa from Danzas Afro-Cubanas Suite
                                                    Malagueña from Andalucia

         Bernstein arr. Peress  //  Mambo from West Side Story Overture

         Rodrigo  //  Rondo from Concierto Pastorale

                  feat. Betsy Hudson Traba, Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra
        Piazzola arr. Franzetti  //  Oblivion & Libertango from The Music of Astor Piazzola
        Jobim arr. Ployhar  //  Girl from Ipanema 
        Abreu arr. Carmen Dragon   //  Tico Tico
        Freira arr. Carmen Dragon  //  Ay, Ay, Ay
        Marquina arr. Gould  //  Espana Cañi

Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at Adrienne Arsht Center feat. Special Guest TBA

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

May 2, 2020

        Hyken / Lebos / Lopez / Matthews  //  Earth, Wind, and Fire Overture

         Sarah Kirkland Snider //  Selections from Penelope

        Holst  //  Selections from The Planets Op. 32

        Special Collaboration TBA

Nu Deco Ensemble

Nu Deco at the Citadel feat. Pascal Le Boeuf

The Citadel Miami

May 15 & 16, 2020

        John Adams //  Chamber Symphony III. Road Runner

        Marc Mellits //  Platter of Discontent

         Special Collaboration feat. Pascal Le Boeuf

        Hyken / Lebos / Lopez / Matthews  //  Radiohead Symphonic Suite #2