ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Important Concert Update
Due to illness, vocalist Susan Graham has regretfully canceled her engagement to perform Berlioz’ Les nuits d’été. In lieu of this piece, Houston Symphony musicians will perform chamber music by Dutilleux and Ravel. You can preview these selections in a blog post and video.
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 the works of Berlioz, Ravel, Debussy and more.
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.
Important: Road Closures this Weekend
A major construction project downtown will affect several routes leading to Jones Hall this weekend. If you have tickets, please plan alternate routes and leave earlier than normal to avoid traffic congestion.
- Milam St. – Closed from Preston St. to Texas St. From I-45, detour by turning right onto Congress St.
- Texas St. – Closed from Milam St. to Travis St. Reduced to one lane from Louisiana St. onward. To access I-45 North, use Louisiana St. to access Preston St. and then turn left onto Travis St.
- Prairie St. – Closed from Milam St. to Travis St. Detour by turning left onto Congress St.
- Travis St. – Travis St. will be reduced to one lane throughout the Theater District.
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