Get more ACCESS at this Friday’s concert – Emanuel Ax + Tchaikovsky 3!

Get more ACCESS at this Friday’s concert – Emanuel Ax + Tchaikovsky 3!

Emanuel Ax, photo credit J Henry Fair

On Friday, Nov. 18, we’re embarking on a brand new concert adventure! While our regular Houston Symphony audiences can probably differentiate between Berlioz and Brahms at the drop of a hat, many people just don’t quite get what classical music is all about. Codas and concertos and cadenzas … what?

We decided that enough was enough – classical music can be interesting, fun and ACCESSible for everyone! Thus was born our new Friday ACCESS Series. For 3 different concert programs this year, we’re taking the Friday evening performance and giving it a twist. An earlier start time (7 p.m.) allows you to come straight from work, and no intermission and a shorter program will get you home before twilight. Before the concert, get the chance to mingle with Houston Symphony Musicians and ACCESS Series Host Miles Hoffman (NPR‘s Morning Edition Music Commentator), all while noshing on complimentary hors d’oeuvres and enjoying a cash bar.

Hans Graf, conductor

Before Emanuel Ax hits the piano for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 and the Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, Miles will guide the audience through the music. Through commentary and visual aids when necessary, get more deeply connected to the music and experience it like never before. Plus, after the concert, attend a special Q&A session with Miles, Hans Graf, Emanuel Ax and other Houston Symphony musicians!

Jump on board before it’s too late – the Friday ACCESS Series kicks off this Friday at 7 p.m.! For more information on the concert and to purchase tickets, click here.

Miles Hoffman, photo credit Mary Noble Ours

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