For the upcoming season, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale will be celebrating its 60th “Diamond Anniversary” season celebration with a new change.

This summer, the MOSC will become the West Texas Symphony.

A press release from earlier in the week stated that the symphony, under the direction of Gary Lewis, will continue to provide the performances that “enhance the quality of life for West Texas residents.”

“We are thrilled to have the support of our local community and patrons to bring a 60th season to West Texas,” Executive Director Ethan Willis said in the release. “We offer an innovative concert lineup, new brand, and focused vision! These developments will not only honor our mission but will better reflect who we serve. Our organization’s structure will remain the same with eight main stage concerts, six chamber concerts, three choral events, and music education outreach programs.”

The release also announced the upcoming concerts for the season.

The new season for the West Texas Symphony will kick off with a concert celebrating the legacy and future of the organization.

In November, Sibelius Symphony, No. 2 will be paired with a Mendessohn’s Violin concerto with featured violinist Fiona Shea.

In February of next year, Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 will be paired with Von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major and will feature principal bassoonist Philip Hill.

At the April Masterworks Finale, the orchestra will rock Rachinmanioff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 alongside pianist Caroline Hong and feature a special side-by-side performance with members from local music programs as well as the UTPB Orchestra.

The release also detailed the Pops and Family Series which will feature a show-stopping lineup for the family.

In October, the symphony will welcome back Asleep at the Wheel while in December, the orchestra will present one of its biggest holiday traditions with Sounds of the Season.

In March, notable jazz saxophonists Brad Leali will be performing in collaboration with the West Texas Jazz Society.

Finishing the season will be Back to the Future in Concert where the orchestra will perform the thrilling movie score live to the film.

If you go

  • What: Your West Texas Symphony.
  • When: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 10.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Asleep at the Wheel.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Sibelius Symphony No. 2- Masterworks Series.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Sounds of the Season.
  • When: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts.
  • What: West Texas Symphony Spotlight-Masterworks Series.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Brad Leali, Jazz Saxophonist- Pops and Family Series.
  • Where: 7:30 p.m. March 4.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Rachmanioff-Masterworks Series.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. April 15.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
  • What: Back to the Future in Concert-Pops and Family Series.
  • When: 7:30, May 20.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.