2020 | 2021

Dear Friends, 


This year, our industry has been turned upside down. While most performances this season have had to be postponed and even cancelled, there is incredible optimism for this new DIGITAL future in the air.  Both at Nu Deco and in Amarillo, once March hit, we closed our doors and began brainstorming and making major organizational pivots, so that we could somehow find a way to get back to creating art for our communities and now, the world! 


Many performances I had as a guest conductor such as the Atlanta, Virginia, and the Hawaii Symphonies as well as the Sewanee and Sun Valley Summer Festivals have been tentatively rescheduled for following seasons. I am beyond grateful that ALL of us in the industry are working hard to ensure that music continues, and the enrichment and engagement an orchestra can provide will last for more centuries to come!


We all are looking forward to being back together making live music and celebrating our communities with great composers and artists. I could not be more proud of the work we are doing in Miami and in Texas to continue to face this new reality with optimism, and pivot to sharing our art and music to the world through live-streamed performances and digital concerts. I firmly believe this new path we are taking exemplifies the beautiful future ahead. We will forever benefit from the creative work we are doing now to keep music alive and well, while creating a space for future generations to be inspired by . I hope you can join us for some online and future live programs below, where will continue to make our world a more beautiful and culturally rich place.


                                                                                  


Nu Deco Ensemble

North Beach Bandshell Livestream

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Jose James

October 29, 2020

       Duke Ellington- Caravan

      Jessie Montgomery- Strum

       Special Collaboration feat. Jose James

       Hyken, Lebos, Lopez, Matthews- Pharrell Williams Symphonic Suite


Amarillo Symphony

*Digital* October Concert

October 29, 2020

       Copland- Appalachian Spring

       Stravinsky- L'Histoire du Soldat


Amarillo Symphony

*Digital* November Concert- POSTPONED

November 25, 2020

       Ravel- Introduction and Allegro

       Wagner- Siegfried Idyll

       Shostakovich- Piano Concerto No. 1


Nu Deco Ensemble

North Beach Bandshell Livestream

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Larkin Poe

December 12, 2020

       Anemoia- Anemoia Suite

       Pascal Le Boeuf- Out of the Gate (World Premiere)

       Other Original Works by Pascal Le Boeuf

       Special Collaboration feat. Larkin Poe

       Hyken, Lebos, Lopez, Matthews- Led Zeppelin Symphonic Suite


Amarillo Symphony

Happy Holiday Pops- POSTPONED

December 19, 2020

     Repertoire To Be Announced

     A sparkling celebration with carols, classics, 

     sing-a-long, and Santa- an Amarillo Tradition!


Amarillo Symphony

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Beethoven's Fifth & J'Nai Bridges

January 22-23, 2021

       Walker- Lyric for Strings

       Rogerson- New Commissioned work for Mezzo-Soprano, J'Nai Bridges

       Beethoven- Symphony No. 5


Nu Deco Ensemble

North Beach Bandshell Livestream

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Cory Wong

January 30, 2021

       John AdamsChamber Symphony III. Roadrunner

       George Gershwin- An American in Paris

       Special Collaboration feat. Cory Wong

       Hyken, Lebos, Lopez, Matthews- The Beach Boys Symphonic Suite


Amarillo Symphony

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Pratt & Tchaikovsky

February 26-27, 2021

       Montgomery- Banner

       Price- Piano Concerto in One Movement

       Tchaikovsky- Symphony No. 5


Amarillo Symphony

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Beilman & Brahms

February 26-27, 2021

      Jonathan Holland- TBA

       Mozart- Violin Concerto No. 5 A Major "Turkish"

       Brahms- Symphony No. 4


Nu Deco Ensemble

North Beach Bandshell Livestream

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Richard Bona

April 10, 2021

      Valerie Coleman- Nonet

       Special Collaboration feat. Richard Bona

       Hyken, Lebos, Lopez, Matthews- Earth, Wind, and Fire


Amarillo Symphony

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Bairos Conducts Mahler 4

April 23-24, 2021

       Mahler- Symphony No. 4


Amarillo Symphony

Globe News Center for the Performing Arts

Hollywood Icons

May 7-8, 2021

       Repertoire To Be Announced


Nu Deco Ensemble

North Beach Bandshell Livestream

Nu Deco at the Bandshell feat. Cory Henry

May 15, 2021

       Carlos Simon- The Block

       Sam Hyken & Jason Matthews- New Work TBA

       Cory HenryWorld Premiere Orchestral Work

       Special Collaboration To Be Announced

       Hyken, Lebos, Lopez, Matthews- Dr. Dre Symphonic Suite