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1 | THE SUFFERS WITH THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY
      AT THE WOODLANDS

 

JUNE 17, 2017
Steven Reineke, conductor

Defined as “Gulf Coast Soul,” Houston-born band The Suffers have emerged as one of the hottest musical acts in the country, with a recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Now this homegrown octet is bringing their eclectic spin on blues, soul, country, Caribbean, Cajun and hip-hop to The Woodlands this summer with Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony. There’s no better way to celebrate the start of Steven’s tenure than a performance with Houston talent.

Tickets for this performance are available through The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. For more information, please visit woodlandscenter.org.

The Houston Symphony’s performances at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion are supported by the George P. and Cynthia Mitchell Summer Concerts Fund.

2 |  OPENING NIGHT WITH SUSAN GRAHAM
      
CONCERT & GALA

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Hailed as “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone Magazine), opera star Susan Graham lends her lustrous voice to our 2017-18 Season’s Opening Night Concert. Featuring arias from her signature stage roles and favorite showtunes, this delightful program will begin the season with gorgeous melodies and Graham’s infectious “joy in her art” (The Telegraph).

3 | HOUSTON SYMPHONY PRESENTS GARRISON KEILLOR

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Garrison Keillor

NPR veteran Garrison Keillor returns to Houston for the first time after stepping down from hosting A Prairie Home Companion following an incredible 42-season run. With his trademark storytelling and candid, observational comedy, Keillor captivates audiences using his unique blend of humor, charisma and wisdom for this one-night event.

NOTE: The orchestra will not appear on this program.

4 | PSYCHO—FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA

 

OCTOBER 27, 2017
Francesco Lecce-Chong
, conductor

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to scream along with Janet Leigh in the infamous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme suspense thriller, Psycho? Every spine-tingling moment is more vivid with Bernard Herrmann’s bone-chilling, iconic score performed in its entirety by the Houston Symphony.

5 | HANDEL’S MESSIAH

 

DECEMBER 14*, 15, 16, 17, 2017
Paul Agnew, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Daniel Taylor
, countertenor
Samuel Levine
, tenor
Alex Rosen
, bass
Houston Symphony Chorus

   Betsy Cook Weber, director
HANDEL: Messiah

Celebrate Christmas with a true Houston holiday tradition. Praised for the “perfect harmony, excellence, [and] virtuosity” (Est Républicain) he brings to his ensembles, conductor Paul Agnew leads the Houston Symphony Chorus, soloists and orchestra in Houston’s premier performances of this Baroque masterpiece. From “Comfort ye, my people” to the final “Amen” chorus, Messiah will leave you singing “Hallelujah” for Handel!

*Concert held at Sugar Land Baptist Church.

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