LA TRISTE HISTORIA and More Set for Houston Symphony's Nov 2013 Lineup
Houston Symphony, La Triste Historia
The Houston Symphony's November calendar features an exciting lineup of concerts including the world premiere of Houston Symphony commission, La Triste Historia - Animated Film + Music, a multimedia concert experience that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead on November 1, 2 and 3.
On November 14, the Symphony will partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to present Houston In Concert Against Hatefeaturing Emmy award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and local rapper Bun B. Both the Houston Symphony and the ADL are celebrating their centennials this year. A few days later, Megan Hilty from NBC's Smash and Sean Saves the World will perform Broadway hits with the Symphony in Luck Be A Lady on November 15, 16 and 17.
The Symphony will continue its classical subscription concerts with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 on November 21, 23 and 24 andBeethoven's Pastoral Symphony on November 29, 30 and December 1. With the return of percussion soloist Colin Currie and guest conductor Andrey Boreyko, the Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 concert is sure to be a joyful musical experience. The final concert of November will highlight the return of beloved Music Director Laureate Hans Graf along with the piano talents of Ingrid Fliter in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23.
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston's Theater District. For tickets and information, call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org unless otherwise noted. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
La Triste Historia - Animated Film + Music
Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Ben Young Mason, producer
Duncan Copp, executive producer
Revueltas, Redes (Nets)
La Triste Historia - Animated Film and Music - Houston Symphony commission, world premiere
Trigos, Symphony No. 3, Ofrenda a los meurtos
Enter the spirit of El Dia de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead - with this multimedia concert experience. Renowned Mexican composer Juan Trigos, director Ben Young Mason and executive producer Duncan Copp have paired an original and evocative orchestral work with a fantastical animated film. Follow the tragic and dreamlike tale of two young lovers, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, which culminates in the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Houston In Concert Against Hate
Bun B, rapper
In celebration and recognition of the joint Centennials of the Houston Symphony and the Anti-Defamation League, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will present Houston In Concert Against Hate featuring the Houston Symphony.
Houston In Concert Against Hate will be an inspirational musical evening honoring the extraordinary leadership of Houston area heroes who have courageously stood up against hate, intolerance and extremism. Their stories will be told by Emmy award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and interwoven with music performed by the Houston Symphony conducted by Robert Franz during an evening that will commemorate 100 years of service by the ADL. The ADL will present its Centennial Award to Marvin D. Nathan for his contributions to fighting anti-Semitism and securing justice and fair treatment for all.