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.


SELECT CONCERT DATE:

May 9
2019
Thursday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
May 11
2019
Saturday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
May 12
2019
Sunday, 2:30 PM
at Jones Hall

PROGRAM

IVES  Symphony No. 4, Finale
PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 1
GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm Variations
GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
RACHMANINOFF  The Bells

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