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The Houston Symphony Includes RACHMANINOFF'S RHAPSODY and More

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The Houston Symphony Includes RACHMANINOFF'S RHAPSODY and More

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, please 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, February 28, 2014, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:30 pm

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

James Gaffigan, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Picker: Old and Lost Rivers

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Young Tchaikovsky Piano Competition winner Daniil Trifonov recreates the fiery flourishes, intriguing romance and devilish finale of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody. The excitement will continue when conductor James Gaffigan leads the orchestra in the Symphony that earned Shostakovich a 40-minute ovation at its premiere. Its final relentless crescendo will have you on your feet with its pounding timpani and majestic final chords.

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:30 pm

Tchaikovsky Serenade For Strings

Frank Huang, leader and violin soloist

Piazzolla: Cuatro estaciones porteñas

(Four Seasons of Buenos Aries)

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

In this Centennial Season concert, the superb musicians of the Houston Symphony take center stage. Concertmaster Frank Huang, playing a double role as both leader and soloist, will balance the delicacy of Tchaikovsky with the fierce solo tango lines of Piazzolla's Cuatro estaciones porteñas. Its hints of Vivaldi's Four Seasons only serve to heighten Piazzolla's sultry melodies. The heat in this music will sweep you into the South American climate and lively atmosphere of Buenos Aires.

SYMPHONY SPECIAL CONCERT

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

Steve Tyrell & Friends

With a little help from his friends, GRAMMY® award winning vocalist and Houston hero Steve Tyrell returns to the Jones Hall stage. Legendary friends will cameo with Steve Tyrell and the Houston Symphony for a night filled with once in a lifetime performances of American standards. Hear favorites like "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life" and "Crush on You."

SUGAR LAND SERIES

Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:00 pm

Vivaldi's Four Seasons Featuring Frank Huang

Frank Huang, leader and violin soloist

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Sugar Land native and Houston Symphony Concertmaster Frank Huang will play a double role in the program, both as leader and soloist. He will enthrall you with his brilliant technique, precision and artistry in both Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and in Vivaldi's eternal masterpiece - The Four Seasons. Experience a live performance of two exhilarating works in which the Houston Symphony's string section will take the limelight.

Location:

Sugar Land Baptist Church

16755 Southwest Frwy
Sugar Land, TX 77479

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CONCERT

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:30pm

Vivaldi's Four Seasons Featuring Frank Huang

Frank Huang, leader and violin soloist

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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