The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will kick of its four-concert season Oct. 21 at First Methodist Conroe, located at 4308 W. Davis St., a new venue for the 60-member symphony. Previously, concerts were held at the Willis ISD Performing Arts Center.

What you need to know

According to a Sept. 18 news release, Conductor Gary Liebst will direct the symphony for the second year. Liebst joined the CSO for its 25th anniversary season in August 2022 after retiring from teaching and administrative work, he said previously.

The 2023-24 season includes four concerts, all of which will be matinee concerts beginning at 2:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 21: "With a Latin Flair" features Latin jazz singer Ermelinda Cuellar.
  • Dec. 16: "The Season to be Jolly" features vocal soloist Cody Arthur.
  • Feb. 17: "Rodeo Roundup" will feature Western TV and movie themes.
  • April 13: "Space: The Final Frontier" will feature an out-of-the-world performance.
What they're saying

"The staff at First Methodist Church has welcomed us with open arms, and it is interesting to note that the church has a long history of supporting the arts in Conroe and Montgomery County," Liebst said in the release. "I have picked a spectacular variety of different styles, and the audience will get to enjoy some familiar classical melodies, great music from Broadway, some classic Latin-influenced hits as well as some enduring Western themes from our history.”

Learn more

Season tickets are available for $85, which includes tickets to the four concerts and two complimentary tickets, according to the release. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 936-760-2144.

Tickets are also available for the Oct. 21 concert and range from $10-$25 each, with free admission for children age 10 and under, according to the symphony's website.