Houston Symphony Presents Free TANGO AND TCHAIKOVSKY Concert Today
Today, April 22, the Houston Symphony will perform its first free concert at Discovery Green. Celebrating joint anniversaries, the Houston Symphony's Centennial Season and Discovery Green's sixth birthday, the two organizations will be joining forces to create a unique outdoor event open to all. Led by Concertmaster Frank Huang, the concert will include a performance of Astor Piazzolla's tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a set of four tango compositions representing the four seasons, alongside Tchaikovsky's famous Serenade for Strings.
"We are excited for this upcoming collaboration," said Houston Symphony Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson. "As we celebrate our Centennial Season, what better way to show our appreciation and love for this city than to partner with another great organization and offer a free concert at Discovery Green, a first for the Houston Symphony!"
Before the concert, attendees can take part in tango demonstrations by The Argentine Tango School of Houston, enjoy tango music by Rene Casarsa and sample free wine provided by Spec's beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will also be able to taste empanadas and view a six-tier display cake in honor of the Houston Symphony and Discovery Green's birthdays, graciously provided by Phoenicia Specialty Foods.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our two local and respected organizations to partner together to bring Houstonians a world class concert," said Discovery Green President Barry Mandel . "It's also a great way for us to commemorate Discovery Green's sixth birthday and another year of bringing dynamic programming to our visitors."
Discovery Green and the Houston Symphony thank the event's honorary chairman, the Honorable Daniel O. Deodato, Consul General of Argentina; the Mayor's Office of International Communities; and partners Spec's, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, the Argentine Tango School of Houston and Rene Casarsa.
HOUSTON SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERT
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Tango and Tchaikovsky: The Houston Symphony at Discovery Green
Frank Huang, conductor and concertmaster Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St
For more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org or www.discoverygreen.com