ACCESS Series

Get access to the music in a whole new way.
Enjoy three concerts that conveniently begin and end earlier, while connecting you more deeply with the music. Performances feature Miles Hoffman, NPR's Morning Edition Music Commentator, as concert host. Stick around after the concert for a Q&A session with the artists.  Note: ACCESS concerts begin at 7:30pm and don't include intermission.

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The ACCESS Experience:
6:30 PM: Pre-Concert Mix & Mingle
  •    Tapas Available For Purchase & Cash Bar
  •    Musical entertainment in the lobby
7:30 PM: Concert with host, Miles Hoffman
9:00 PM: Post-Concert Q & A with the artists

 

Midori Plays Mendelssohn
October 18, 2013
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Midori,
violin
Miles Hoffman,
host
Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff:
Symphony No. 2

The unrivaled Midori joins Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco- Estrada and the Houston Symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. When she lifts her violin to her shoulder, experience the unique intimacy of Midori’s playing, singing out Mendelssohn’s heartrending passages with grace and delicacy. Then, let the Houston Symphony immerse you in the luxurious romance of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.  Note: Due to high demand, exchanges will not be allowed into this concert.

 

    Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody
February 28, 2014
James Gaffigan,
conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Miles Hoffman, host
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky Piano Competition winner Daniil Trifonov recreates the fiery flourishes, intriguing romance and devilish finale of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody. The excitement will continue when conductor James Gaffigan leads the orchestra in the Symphony that earned Shostakovich a 40-minute ovation at its premiere. Its final relentless crescendo will have you on your feet with its pounding timpani and majestic final chords.

 

Bronfman Plays Beethoven 4
April 18, 2014
Andrés Orozco-Estrada,
conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Miles Hoffman, host
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8

The Los Angeles Times speaks of GRAMMY® Winner pianist Yefim Bronfman’s “technical prowess and unforced showmanship.” The virtuoso returns to Houston to lend both depth and brilliance to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada then brings out the exuberant woodwind melodies and carefree waltzes of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8. Due to the Easter holiday, Sunday subscribers will attend on Thursday.  Note: Due to high demand, exchanges will not be allowed into this concert.

 

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