In 2016-2017, the Topeka Symphony will tell stories through music. Music and stories are perfect partners. Music can convey the passion of a lover and capture the evil essence of a villain.
We tell many of our greatest stories through music, and music elevates story-telling to a higher art, underscoring the emotions and characters of a tale. Music often serves as the way we pass stories from one generation to the next.
This season the TSO will bring the music of Lovers, Villains & Legends that have inspired composers throughout the centuries. We will hear the tales of star-crossed lovers and starry-eyed adventurers, as well as the legends of bold fighters and brash statesmen.
Join us for the story-telling—it’s going to be legendary!

Kyle Wiley Pickett,
Music Director and Conductor

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(997kb pdf)
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The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth.