Newsroom

November 4, 2015



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

CHAMBER MUSIC AND WORKS FOR STRING MUSICIANS FEATURED IN DVORÁK’S SERENADE FOR STRINGS CONCERT

November 12, 14, 15, 2015, at Jones Hall

November 13, 2015, at Sugar Land Baptist Church

HOUSTON (November 4, 2015) —Frank Huang leads the Houston Symphony in a program of favorite works for chamber orchestra and strings in Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings at 8 p.m. on November 12 and 14 and 2:30 p.m. on November 15 at Jones Hall. An additional performance is slated for 8 p.m. on November 13 at Sugar Land Baptist Church as part of the Houston Symphony’s Sugar Land Series.

The program will commence with Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, which was written as a birthday present for his wife, Cosima, and contains tender and lyrical music later used in his opera of the same name. The concert will also feature Huang as soloist in Dvorák’smelodic Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Sarasate’s gypsy-inspired showstopper, Zigeunerweisen. The program will conclude with Dvorák’s sunny Serenade for Strings, which presents one gorgeous melody after another, filled with all the warmth and generosity for which this composer is so treasured.

The concerts will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District, unless otherwise noted. 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.

 

DVORÁK’SSERENADE FOR STRINGS

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 8 p.m. (Jones Hall)
Friday, November 13, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Land Baptist Church)
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8 p.m. (Jones Hall)
Sunday, November 15, 2015 2:30 p.m. (Jones Hall)


Frank Huang,
violin and leader
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Dvorák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) for Violin and Orchestra
Webern: Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement) for String Orchestra
Dvorák: Serenade for Strings
Tickets from $25

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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