ABOUT THIS CONCERT

As sensuous and bewitching as the sea by which it’s inspired, Debussy’s La mer stands as one of the most stunning achievements in symphonic music. Acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to interpret this immortal masterpiece, music of majesty, mystery and primordial power. A luminous all-French program spotlights world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in Berlioz’ poignant reveries of love and loss, Les nuits d’été.

Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, and sometimes features guest artists or orchestra members.

Post-Concert Chamber Music

Your ticket includes a special chamber music performance by Houston Symphony musicians on the Jones Hall stage after the concert. The chamber music will begin after a short break immediately following the concert.

DUTILLEUX Les Citations
RAVEL Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet

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SELECT CONCERT DATE:

Mar 8
2019
Friday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Mar 9
2019
Saturday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Mar 10
2019
Sunday, 2:30 PM
at Jones Hall

PROGRAM

BERLIOZ  Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
BERLIOZ  Les nuits d’été
ROUSSEL  Suite from The Spider’s Feast
DEBUSSY  La mer

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