Houston Symphony and Mexican Institute of Houston to Present Free Concert at Miller Featuring Talented Young musicians from The Sphinx Organization

The Houston Symphony will visit its favorite summertime performance spot, Miller Outdoor Theatre, for a FREE fall concert on Saturday, October 12. The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston's Lunada, night of the full moon, is a cultural event reminiscent of those held in small towns and pueblos in Mexico, where community members come together to share music, poetry and stories. The concert's repertoire includes music by Montgomery, Bach, Vivaldi, Perkinson, Britten in addition to two Tangos by Piazzolla.

Led by Guest Conductor Andrés Franco, this annual concert will feature young musicians from The Sphinx Organization. As the Houston Symphony continues to serve Houston's diverse citizenry, an important partnership with The Sphinx Organization has been formed. The Sphinx Organization's mission is to transform lives through the power of diversity and provide numerous opportunities for talented, young, Black and Latino musicians in the field of classical music. In addition to this concert, several Sphinx musicians will perform in several area churches and within HISD schools. Earlier this year, cellist Christine Lamprea, winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition performed as a soloist with the Houston Symphony. The Symphony looks forward to additional activity with Sphinx as both organizations understand the deep need and meaningful benefits of diversity initiatives within our field.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16, while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, these will be open seating on the hill. For more information, please visitwww.houstonsymphony.org or www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.


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