Odysseus Announces 2016-17 Season Performances
Frisco Performance Tickets Now Available!
McKinney Tickets Now Available!
The McKinney Performing Arts Center handles ticket sales for its performances. You can access ticket sales for MPAC here. A new window will open and you'll complete your purchase transaction on the MPAC website.
For a description of our other 2016-17 performances, please go to our Upcoming Performances page. Tickets for Other Series Performances Will Be Available Here Approximately 6-8 Weeks Prior to the Performance.
Odysseus and Conductor Jason Lim Receive American Prize Awards Again in 2015!
The American Prize is a national organization that conducts annual competitions in the performing arts in various categories including professional orchestras, community orchestras, college and university orchestras, conducting and composing, and other categories.
Following 3rd and 2nd place awards in 2013 and 2014, respectively, it was recently announced that Odysseus has received the third place prize nationally in the professional orchestra category for 2015. Not to be outdone, our conductor and Artistic Director Jason Lim received second prize in the professional orchestral conducting category for 2015. It is a remarkable achievement for both the orchestra and Jason Lim, particularly when considering that the orchestra was founded just 3 short years ago and was competing against orchestras and conductors that have been organized and performing for many years or decades.
You can read more about our previous awards here, and learn more about the American Prize competition here.
If you haven't been to a live performance by the orchestra, you've missed out on a great opportunity to hear an extremely talented group of young professional musicians performing traditional to more contemporary and cutting edge classical music for extremely affordable prices conveniently located right in Frisco and McKinney.
You can get a sample of what you've been missing by listening to videos from past performances here.
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Art Work Courtesy of Anne Royer (http://anneroyer.com)
The orchestra is grateful to Anne Royer for providing the exceptional art work that enhances our concert programs and promotional materials, as seen throughout our website.
Anne Royer's work focuses on color and composition, and encompasses a broad range of subject matter. She is most enthusiastic about music, the synergy between musicians and artists, and creating paintings live during music events. Anne is the Director of the Arts and Music Guild, and participates in the McKinney Art Studio Tour, the Art Club of McKinney, and the McKinney Creative Community. In McKinney, Anne's work is shown at Orisons Fine Art and Framing Gallery.
Anne earned a fine arts degree from Austin College and three Master's Degrees from Yale University: Religion and Visual Arts, East Asian Studies and the History of Art. She currently teaches art history at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, and at Collin College in the SAIL program. She teaches painting and drawing in her McKinney studio and at the McKinney Art House. She also contributes regularly to the Dallas Morning News, McKinney Magazine and other publications, and currently teaches and lectures at Collin College.