Newsroom

January 5, 2016



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Vanessa Astros
Senior Director, Communications

(713) 337-8560
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org

Kristen Bennett
PR Coordinator
(713) 337-8557
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY AND HOUSTON SYMPHONY OFFER FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT 

Friday, January 15, 2016

HOUSTON (January 5, 2016) — Widely acclaimed young conductor, composer and pianist Teddy Abrams will lead the Houston Symphony in a free community concert at the Dunham Theater in Houston Baptist University’s Morris Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15.

The program will begin with one of Abrams’ original compositions, Fiddling, that will show off the technical ability of the Houston Symphony string players. Abrams is music director of the Louisville Orchestra and has performed with and conducted ensembles worldwide. He studied conducting at both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions.

Next on the program will be Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, a 1938 ballet about the teenage outlaw that is famous for incorporating cowboy tunes and American folk songs. The performance will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s emotionally powerful Symphony No. 4, a staple of the orchestral repertoire and one of the composer’s best works.

The concert is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To RSVP, click here. Houston Baptist University is located at 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX. 

HBU COMMUNITY CONCERT
Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Free Admission with RSVP

About Houston Baptist University

Founded in 1960, HBU is an independent Christian university that offers enriched academic and student life experiences in a major metropolitan area. As a result of its twelve-year vision, The Ten Pillars: Faith and Reason in a Great City, HBU has become a comprehensive, national university with the implementation of doctoral programs beginning in the fall of 2016. By fostering the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of its students, the University provides A Higher Education, one that prepares students to succeed not only in their careers but also in life. For more information about HBU, please visit hbu.edu.

About the Houston Symphony

During the 2015-16 season, the Houston Symphony will celebrate its second season with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $32.8 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians and 4 community-embedded musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 300 performances for 330,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.

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