Chelsea Tipton

Chelsea Tipton (photo by Clay Thorp)

The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) Music DirectorChelsea Tipton II has been named the first recipient of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new Aspire Award in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to music education.

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Roman Journeys

Pine trees are common in the Gulf Coast region and often go unnoticed by many Southeast Texans during their everyday scurry, but for early 20th century Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, the pines of the Villa Bor­ghese gardens in Rome were more than mere trees — they were part of a glorious setting that inspired a musical masterpiece.

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