Young Professionals Backstage
YPB is a society of young professionals under 40 that mixes behind-the-scenes access and up-in-front support of the Houston Symphony. If you enjoy music, want to be more connected to the Houston arts scene, or like meeting new people with similar interests, YPB is for you!
To join, purchase a YPB ticket package or buy individual YPB tickets, call (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
The 2012-2013 YPB Season
YPB 12-13 Season Kickoff Party
Wednesday August 29, 2012 6-9pm
The Tasting Room Uptown
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77056
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Lang Lang Plays Beethoven
Thursday October 18, 2012, 8pm
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
The New York Times’ “hottest artist on the classical music planet” is heading back to Houston. Hear Lang Lang perform Beethoven's joyful 2nd piano concerto, conducted by up-and-coming Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.
West Side Story
Film with Live Orchestra
Friday March 22, 2013, 8pm
Steven Reineke*, conductor
Join us as the Houston Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein's complete, electrifying score live while the re-mastered film is shown in hi-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. Winner of 10 Academy Awards, the film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, features Robbins' choreography, screenplay by Earnest Lehman, book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Mozart's Symphony No. 40
Friday May 3, 2013, 7pm
Hans Graf, conductor
Eugene Ugorski, violin
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Don't miss one of Maestro Graf's final performances as the Houston Symphony's Music Director. Experience the maturity and genius of Mozart's last great symphonies. This concert is in our ACCESS format which features and earlier start time, hosted commentary and no intermission.
The YPB 3-concert Subscription includes these three concerts, a pre-concert YPB mixer on the Mezzanine level of Jones Hall and a post-concert After Party with free drinks and tasty bites!
YPB Subscriber Benefits
YPB subscribers get the best value! Our specially priced 3-, 6- or 9-concert packages start at only $114 and already include the $75 membership fee and benefits. That's like getting 3 concerts and all the added benefits for just $11 per concert!
- Low price - Save more than 35% on tickets and get a 20% discount on single tickets to additional concerts.
- FREE drink - We’ll give you one free pre-concert drink at Jones Hall for each of the concerts in your subscription package.
- Networking opportunities - Through partnerships with other arts organizations and volunteer activities, YPB is the perfect place to grow your professional circle.
- FREE parking and exchange privileges - If you purchase a 9-concert subscription, you’re eligible to receive free parking and can exchange your tickets to another performance for free!
- Up-close contact with Houston Symphony - You’ll have the chance to meet Symphony musicians, and can purchase discounted tickets to social events like the Houston Symphony Ball and After Party.
- Excludes Symphony Specials and is limited to availability
YPB Subscription Prices for 2012-2013:
3-concert Base Package $114
Includes subscriber benefits, 3 official YPB concerts + After Parties
6-concert Package $186
Includes the base package plus 3 additional Thursday/Friday night
concerts of your choice!
9-concert Package $234
Includes the base packages plus 6 additional Thursday/Friday night
concerts of your choice, PLUS free parking and free exchange privileges
To purchase the YPB ticket package, call (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Don't want a subscription? YPB Membership Benefits
Membership in YPB is $75 annually. YPB non-subscriber members can:
- Attend events free, including lectures, happy hours, open rehearsals and the pre-concert mixer at official YPB concerts
- Purchase single tickets to official YPB concert events for $25 each, which include a post-concert after party with free drinks and hors d'oeuvres
- Purchase single tickets at a 20% discount
Call (713) 224-7575 Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you’d like to become more involved with YPB, we’re always looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers to help during our events and throughout the season. For more information about opportunities available, please contact Georgia McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 - 2012 Season Recap
YPB's Season Kickoff Happy Hour
YPB @ Defy Gravity with Idina Menzel
YPB @ BBQ Beer and Beethoven
YPB @ O Fortuna