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Spring Pops Concert to serve as tribute to the late Maestro Keith Graumann

Spring Pops Concert to serve as tribute to the late Maestro Keith Graumann

The Big Spring Symphony will honor its beloved Maestro Keith Graumann, who died suddenly on March 10, 2023, at its Spring Pops Concert on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Spring High School Auditorium, will close out the The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra’s 41st season entitled “As Time Goes By.”

Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (55 plus) and free to students college-age and down, are on sale now HERE and in-person at H-E-B, Heritage Museum and The Karat Patch.

“Maestro Keith Graumann was one of kind and cannot be replaced.”

“We wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming show of love and support after the sudden passing on March 10, 2023 of our longtime Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Keith Graumann,” the Big Spring Symphony Association said in a statement. “Our first goal is to comfort his wife, Ann, and his family in this difficult time and to honor his great legacy.  Dr. Graumann’s joy and passion was The Big Spring Symphony. With that in mind, our Spring Pops Concert will be a tribute to Maestro Keith Graumann and his contributions to the performing arts culture in West Texas.”

The Spring Pops Concert will welcome Dave Alexander as Guest Artist, accompanied by his Western Swing Band. Maestro John Giordano, a longtime supporter and friend to the Big Spring Symphony who was very close friends with Dr. Graumann, will serve as Guest Conductor.

“Alexander and Giordano are working hard to bring an unforgettable performance dedicated to the memory of Maestro Keith,” the asssocation said.

The FMH Foundation is the sole sponsor of this very special event.

“As we navigate through these difficult times, we appreciate your patience,” officials said. “The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will continue to bring high quality family-friendly performances to our community, while working diligently to search for the right conductor. Maestro Keith Graumann was one of kind and cannot be replaced, but we will work to bring in someone who supports our area as much as he did and understands the importance of integrating LIVE symphony music into our local culture.”