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May 15, 2017



PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI CONCLUDES HOUSTON SYMPHONY TENURE WITH CLASSIC BROADWAY CONCERT

HOUSTON (May 15, 2017) – Michael Krajewski will take his final bows as Principal POPS Conductor of the Houston Symphony during the season finale concert, Classic Broadway, at 8 p.m. May 26-27 and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Jones Hall.

Broadway powerhouse vocalists Lisa Vroman, Doug LaBrecque, and Rachel York will join the orchestra to sing favorites from the Great White Way, including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Oklahoma,” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” The Houston Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, will also appear on the program, their last performance at Jones Hall before touring Prague June 11-18, 2017.

Krajewski, who has held the Principal POPS Conductor post for 17 years, is known for his wry onstage humor and developing highly successful new programs for orchestras nationwide, including UK Rocks, Bond & Beyond, Classic Soul, I Love a Piano and The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel. Krajewski is also music director of The Philly Pops and principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Jacksonville Symphony.

The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.

ABOUT THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY
During the 2016-17 season, the Houston Symphony celebrates its third 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 $33.9 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 400,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.

MEDIA CONTACTS:           

Vanessa Astros: (713) 337-8560,
vanessa.astros@houstonsymphony.org     

Kristen Bennett: (713) 337-8557,
kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

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