ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Edgar Allan Poe’s words meet the lavish opulence of Rachmaninoff in this powerful choral symphony, which Rachmaninoff himself cited as his favorite creation. The vibrant, jazzy rhythms of Gershwin and the blistering energy of Prokofiev are on full display as International Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist George Li brings his “staggering technical prowess” (Washington Post) to Houston. To start, step inside the haunting, visionary world of America’s greatest musical pioneer and prophet as Andrés’ season-long exploration of Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony continues.
Pre-Concert Activities: Enjoy pre-concert chamber music 45 minutes prior to this Classical concert as members of the Houston Symphony Chamber Chorus perform Aaron Copland’s “In the Beginning.” Read more in our blog post.
Houston Symphony Endowment