MIDORI PLAYS MENDELSSOHN, Mozart and More Set for Houston Symphony, Oct 2013
Houston Symphony, Midori Plays Mendelssohn, Mozart, Jonathan Fischer
The Houston Symphony's October calendar has something for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Classical music enthusiasts will have an opportunity to come to both Jones Hall and Sugar Land Baptist Church to see the Symphony's Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada conduct the concert Midori Plays Mendelssohn, featuring Japanese American violin superstar Midori on October 17-20. Then, on October 24, 26 and 27, the Symphony's newly appointed Principal Oboist Jonathan Fischer will take the solo spotlight in Mozart and Schumann to perform Mozart's tuneful Oboe Concerto.
The Symphony's POPS concerts will continue in October with Classic Soul on October 4-6. Conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, the performance will feature guest vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas for an evening of smooth grooves, easy rhythms and timeless top 40 hits of this iconic genre.
Families are invited to attend to attend Saturday morning Peter and The Wolf concerts on October 26 to get to know the instruments of the orchestra through the beloved story of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. During its Centennial, the Symphony is collaborating with its sister arts organizations for each family concert. In October, Jeffrey Bean from the Alley Theatre will narratePeter and the Wolf.
The annual free fall concert presented by the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston, Lunada, will take place on October 12 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The concert will celebrate the sounds and energy of Latin American music with guest soloists from theSphinx Virtuosi ensemble, a Detroit-based ensemble comprised of outstanding young Black and Latino string players.
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, October 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Darius de Haas, vocalists
Classic Soul is back! Join Mike and guest vocalists for an evening of smooth grooves, easy rhythms and timeless top 40 hits of this iconic genre. Hear music from the kings and queens of classic soul, including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Feel the spirit of an era with songs like "Natural Woman," "Let's Stay Together" and "Me and Mrs. Jones." Then, tap your toes to the rhythms of hits such as "Midnight Train to Georgia," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" and "I Heard it Through the Grapevine."
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
In collaboration with the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston, Lunada will spotlight Sphinx Virtuosi, a Detroit-based ensemble comprised of outstanding young Black and Latino string players. Admission is free for this concert, but tickets are required for the seated area. Tickets are available the day of the performance from the Miller Theatre Box Office between 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Any remaining tickets are released one hour before the performance time. Visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com for more information.