Sherman Symphony to be on television

The October 20 performance of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra will be broadcast on Channel 12 locally at noon on Saturday.

The 30-minute broadcast will include Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, movements one and three, with guest artist Scott Watkins at piano. Watkins has performed around the world, spending several weeks in China this summer. He also has made guest appearances with orchestras and solo performances throughout the U.S., including several performances at Carnegie Hall.

Daniel Dominick, associate professor of music at Austin College, has served as conductor of the orchestra since 1992. Next on the SSO performance agenda are the Christmas Pops presentations at 7:30 p.m. on December 1 and at 3 p.m. on December 2, both the Side Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex on the Austin College campus. The Pops performance includes special musical guests, seasonal music, festive decorations, and a family atmosphere. For ticket information, call 903-813-2251.

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra is a joint project of Austin College and the local community.