Houston Symphony to Offer Free Concert Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/8
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Houston Symphony will perform their annual free concert,Fiesta Sinfónica Familiar on September 8 at Jones Hall. Brazilian-born conductor Marcelo Lehninger and young Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez will join the Houston Symphony for a program packed with music from Latin masters Falla, Piazzolla and Ginastera in addition to the familiar melodies of Bernstein's West Side Story and Caribbean flavors of Gershwin's Cuban Overture.
Touted by the New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing an international reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist. Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is recognized as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation, having held conducting positions with the Boston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra in Brazil and New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles.
This concert is free to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available through the Houston Symphony Patron Service Center, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street. Tickets are limited and will only be available until capacity has been reached. For more information, please call 713-224-7575.