ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Beethoven’s soulful and sparkling Piano Concerto No. 3 gets the superstar treatment from legendary pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose virtuosic artistry yields “a sound so lush it almost glistens” (Seattle Times). Then, immerse yourself in the soaring musical world of Sir Edward Elgar as renowned conductor Edo de Waart—a master of grand-scale symphonies—leads the composer’s lavish, heartfelt First. Learn more about Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 in our blog post: Music of Hope and Glory: Elgar’s Symphony No. 1.
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Pre-Concert Activities: Chamber Music Prelude
Your ticket includes a special chamber music performance by Houston Symphony musicians on the Jones Hall stage starting 45 minutes before the concert. The first people to arrive will be given the opportunity to sit onstage for the prelude performance.Those interested should line up outside the Jones Hall main entrance on the Louisiana Patio near the first door on the right before doors open, 1 hour before the concert begins. All others may watch the chamber music performance from the front orchestra seating of Jones Hall. The chamber music replaces the regularly scheduled Prelude discussion.
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op.18 No. 4, movements 1 & 4
Carlos Botero, host
Rodica Gonzalez, violin
Mihaela Frusina, violin
Wei Jiang, viola
Jeff Butler, cello